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  1. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: Seeking the Cave, by James Lenfestey

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by David Wilson

    ... literature, but it exists, says poet and essayist James Lenfestey. Better yet, the cave once housed Lenfestey's idol: Tang dynasty bard Han Shan (which literally means Cold Mountain), who wrote the Cold Mountain poems. En route to the cave in autumn 2006 with pilgrims including translator Bill Porter, Lenfestey considers what a character Han Shan was. "He rode a white horse- like ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness, by Paul Binding

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by GDN

    ... Suzi Feay Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness by Paul Binding Yale University Press 4.5 stars Suzi Feay Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales (he soon dropped the designation "for children") have captivated generations with their blend of plain language, unbridled imagination and haunting strangeness. They remain everywhere. The latest Walt Disney blockbuster, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Mainland vocational school gives disruptive students a second chance to learn

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 05:47pm by Linda Yeung

    ... children is his driving force, he says during a recent trip to Hong Kong to visit the Lantau-based Christian Zheng Sheng College that tries to reform young drug offenders. His co-educational ...

  4. News - China Insider - INTERNET

    'Closest thing China has to a presidential debate': face-off between two geeks over a mobile phone

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 08:24pm by Chris Luo

    ... was better than other domestic smartphones, while Wang failed to convince the public his objectivity. Zheng Jun, a technology correspondent based in Silicon Valley, said “both Smartisan and Zealer ...

  5. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:49pm by Annabel Jackson

    ... restaurants are likely to be Cantonese or Sichuan, and even in "ethnic" restaurants, food provision has become rather mixed up. While Wu says that most Han Chinese in Yunnan enjoy some of the cooking of the ethnic minorities, particularly Dai and Hani, rapid tourism development is commoditising ethnic minority cultures, with ethnic restaurants often run by Han people rather than ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Action thriller's pumped up in third coming

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... "They were the ones who inspired me to make movies. When I was young I saved up to buy a camera and my first short film was a stop frame with a Rambo action figure setting fire to a Han Solo action figure using fly spray and matches. Rambo melted Han Solo. Twenty years later I'm standing on set with the real guys. I had a real freak-out moment." thereview@scmp.com ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

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

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

    ... the bulk of original programmes on its news channel in Putonghua instead of Cantonese from this month. Cantonese is regarded as a modern variant of the ancient Han language. Compared to Putonghua, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    The enduring appeal of Scandinavian furniture

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:11pm by Peta Tomlinson

    ... designers are Denmark's Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Kofod Larsen and Kai Kristiansen; Sweden's Arne Norell and Bruno Mathsson; Norway's Rastad & Relling and Fredrik Kayser; ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - SHORT STORIES

    Book review: The Dog: Stories by Jack Livings

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by Kit Gillet

    ... breaking from the crowd and thereby exposing themselves to danger. In The Heir, we get a glimpse of the distrust and unbalanced relationship between the Han Chinese and the minority communities, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    e-/audiobooks: Non-fiction by Charmaine Chan

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:52am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Blumberg-Kason about returning to the city and burying memories of a bad marriage; and Stephanie Han, who explores what it's like to feel "typically Hong Kong" but being expatriates ...




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