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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Living dictionary' keeps family history, culture and language alive

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by ANNEMARIE EVANS

    ... Annemarie Evans 'Living dictionary' keeps family history, culture and language alive Robert Hau Kun-sun can trace back his family's ancestry an incredible 28 generations. He ... by the Conservancy Association as a living dictionary of local village culture and dialect. "Hakka and Wai Tau language are my first languages," says Hau, but with fewer and fewer people speaking ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    High-end coffee culture takes off

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:23pm by Janelle Carrigan

    ... Janelle Carrigan life@scmp.com Trickle-down effect When it comes to coffee in Hong Kong, there's good news and there's bad. On the negative side, cafe culture isn't as entrenched and vibrant as hyper-caffeinated cities such as Seattle and Melbourne. But on the positive side, Hong Kong can boast local talent like Pinky Leung Hoi-yan, who won the world champion ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - POETRY

    Poetry review: Something Crosses My Mind, by Wang Xiaoni

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Amy Russell

    ... in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. Nature, for the poet, is tangible and thick with offerings. In the volume's opening poem, I Feel the Sun, the narrator is found "leaning ...

  4. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 12, 2014

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 07:40am

    ... drug offences. Confucius says |Source: The Economist A decade ago China began opening centres abroad to promote its culture. Some people are pushing back. China's TV war machine |Source: ... to Leipzig |Source: China Change A trace leads from Beijing in 1989 to the peaceful revolution in Eastern Germany, writes Frank Sieren. A new definition of Chinese patriotism |Source: Foreign Policy ...

  5. Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Nick Frisch

    ... responses to the thought-rectification 'work teams' sent to campuses in the first salvo of the Cultural Revolution, and the resulting political designations ... of unfamiliar names, locales and contexts. China is no longer fixated on 'class struggle' and today's helmsmen have steadier hands. But the Cultural Revolution wasn't just ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: Angry analyst has NFL in his sights

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 09:15pm by Tim Noonan

    ... works for the very network which has a massive deal to show NFL games, including the Monday Night Football franchise that Cosell made famous on ABC. In today's culture of corporate ... everywhere he went, including a notorious spell as a political commentator on MSNBC where he went to war against the neo-con revolution of former president George Bush as well as a slew of right-wing ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    The French Revolution: Why three top chefs are going it alone in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:45am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan bernice.chan@scmp.com Three top chefs have left their jobs in some of the city's finest dining establishments to open their own restaurants, writes Bernice Chan French evolution A number of shop spaces in Lee Gardens Two are boarded up, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau and Vanessa Yung As debate rages over which language of instruction is best for learning, many Hongkongers feel they are struggling to hold onto their dialect and culture ... and culture will keep waning". According to two concern groups (Putonghua as Medium of Instruction Student Concern Group and Societas Linguistica Hongkongensis), about 70 per cent ...

  9. News - China Insider - documentary

    Questions over timing of documentary about Mao right-hand man Liu Shaoqi

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... of China under Mao – and concurrently the country’s president – was best known for directing workers’ revolutions and implementing policies on economic reconstruction. Liu was once poised to be Mao’s successor to the party chairmanship but abruptly fell out of the chairman’s favour during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. He disappeared from public life and died in 1969. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Calligraphy exhibition illustrates the beauty of Chinese culture

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:10am by Vivienne Chow

    ... a significant role in Xu’s artistic creations. Born in 1955 in Chongqing, he grew up under the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, when he produced propaganda art and calligraphy. His most famous works ... script 'a link to cultural roots' Function dominates the evolution of Chinese characters, but will not displace the original beauty of one of the world’s oldest forms of writing. ...




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