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  1. Alternative culture promises a revolution

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... interesting, if little-heralded, stories in China must be the very rapid growth over the past few years of a genuine alternative culture. The audience is still small, but it is growing fast. In many ... that China's alternative culture scene is a large and important part of Chinese youth culture, but the speed with which it is growing, the ferocious loyalty it generates among its young followers ...

  2. Afar better thing

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... and the Cultural Revolution. Fear of a return to what he calls the 'heightened frenzies' of Mao Zedong's last decade drove many to flee the country after June 4. Since 1989, more than ... is that they grew up in revolutionary China, in the Cultural Revolution, so they're pretty determined people and they have this strong sense of struggle to get ahead.' Jose, professor of creative ...

  3. Hong Kong fans turn out to hear 'red songs'

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... emotions the same way it did during the Cultural Revolution. Even though the lyrics are the same, Chinese people- especially the older generation- like it for the familiar melody.' Chen ... troupe from Chongqing must have been brought to Hong Kong to show that even this international city can accept this type of culture. 'But with the scandal of Wang Lijun's detention, ...

  4. Museum's reputation shattered

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Forbidden City, as China's main surviving cultural symbol amid the decline of traditional heritage, the loss of relics during the Cultural Revolution and rapid modernisation, was 'an ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Since May, the most prestigious guardian of China's ancient culture- the Forbidden City's Palace Museum- has been at the centre ...

  5. Cultural exchange

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... series features Chinese teenagers wearing T-shirts emblazoned with English-language statements such as 'What Makes You So Special?'; Maoist slogans from the Cultural Revolution have ... and they are photographed in Tiananmen Square, with its recent dark history. 'My main reference points were the propaganda posters from the Cultural Revolution,' Zhang says. 'Everyone looks happy ...

  6. Chinese people have made great strides in the past 60 years

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... English. This was not always the case. During the Cultural Revolution, many young people were not allowed to attend schools and we had a virtually illiterate generation. Things improved after ...

  7. Revolutionary echoes in Central

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A hidden corner in Central that was a cradle of China's 1911 revolution has been revamped as a historic garden to retell stories of the event. The open space behind Pak Tsz Lane will open to the public late next month to celebrate the centenary of the revolution. 'This initiative provides the public with a valuable open space while ...

  8. Problems at home

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... a fellow at the University of Hong Kong's Centre of Asian Studies and a specialist on the Chinese diaspora. 'It especially stems from the Cultural Revolution. China was separated from ... practices; to learn how to deal with your boss and your colleagues.' Their lack of knowledge of the local work culture is one reason mainland companies are reluctant to employ haigui. ...

  9. Changing minds

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chang Ping Three recent blog essays by the young writer Han Han- on revolution, democracy and freedom- sparked a fierce debate on the internet. Among his views, his support for reform over revolution was the most contentious. Han's popularity is of course one reason his postings ignited such a debate. But the fact is, the subject resonated because China stands at a crossroads. ...

  10. Learning from 'jasmine revolutions', but it's not about democracy

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang Should Beijing take a lesson from the 'jasmine revolutions' in the Arab world? 'Yes,' say researchers at government think tanks. But the lesson is not one ... technologies.' Hence the have-nots were quick to rise up against the haves. However, Zhang said a revolution would not necessarily give birth to a new democracy, or change to an old political structure. ...




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