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  1. 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 ...

  2. Revolution in the making - minus the martyrdom

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... in the next week, for we are now nearing 40 days since the regime's Basij thugs crushed the first round of protests. In Iran's Shiite Muslim culture, 40 days of mourning are usually followed by public demonstrations of grief. During the revolution against the shah, in 1978-79, that was when the crowds came out on the streets again, to be mown down once more by the shah's army. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Another Beijing Cultural Relic gone

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... since been torn down. The government also refused to make the city simply a political and cultural hub, instead making it the centre for everything- often blamed for problems such as traffic ... the residence from being harmed during the Lunar New Year [fireworks celebration],' Kong Fanzhi, director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage, was quoted by Xinhua as saying. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia must lead a second green revolution

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by FREDERIC NEUMANN

    ... green revolution New shoots American farmers are not the only ones hoping for rain. Asians are, too. The drought in the US Midwest has global implications, raising the cost of food everywhere. ... are leading to record demand for meat year after year. Food production is falling behind. Across the region, growth in agricultural productivity has slowed since the green revolution of the 1960s ...

  7. Rise and revolution

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... revolutions from what we see currently. The first necessary Asian revolution will be for nations to move from truce and co-existence to peace and deeper co-operation. In the decade from the Asian ... is contingent and risky. We will need to further develop norms and habits of peace and deeper co-operation. The second revolution in Asia will be how we think of our societies and our economies. ...

  8. Proud Manchu reclaims his rich heritage

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and carrying the same surname as the last emperor. The Cultural Revolution was a hard time for people of Manchu descent, many of whom were persecuted for their supposed links with the late imperial ... during the Cultural Revolution, he was particularly anxious to keep his ancestry secret, fearing his royal ancestry would make him a target. 'I daren't say a thing- there would be big ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers will get a chance to embrace "Taiwanese-style Chinese culture" in a big way, says a top industry professional who will head the island's cultural office in the city. Katherine Lee ...

  10. A quiet revolution

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Keane Shum

    ... Travellers have long avoided war-scarred Laos. Now, tired of the rest of Southeast Asia, tourists are beginning to savour the laid-back attractions of the sleepy nation. Could this become the next Thailand? Keane Shum hopes not. As Southeast Asia is an es ...




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