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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: pulling the plug

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... that the story of Noah and his ark was a real historical event. While these myths certainly suggest that there might have been a global deluge at the dawn of humanity, they do not prove the veracity ...

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    My life: Robert Bickers

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... a Light on Me, based on research at the Second Historical Archives of China, in Nanjing, where they have 60,000 documents from the Maritime Customs. The lighthouse project in China was massive ... contact me now about their family ties on the China coast and it can turn into serious historical research. Britain was embedded in the China coast. SEEDS OF LOVE My dad was a flight sergeant ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm

    ... it as an inspiration for Fascism. Hegel’s ideas have been condensed into a philosophy summed up by the dictum “the rational alone is real”. Several historical figures have since been branded “Hegelians”, ...

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    Then & now: telling tales

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:12pm by Jason Wordie

    ... of published output. In a telling contrast, "popular" historical writing distills telling fragments of the past and weaves them into compelling stories. These, in turn, allow the average ... conditions, much "Hong Kong Studies" output overconflates minor historical details and personalities, with frequently ridiculous results. Just how many genuine contributions to knowledge ...

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    Then & now: the not-so-simple life

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:31pm by Jason Wordie

    ... and occasional suggestions are made about ways in which more produce can be grown locally. So far, so well-meaning, but the historical fact remains unyielding; Hong Kong has been a net importer of all ... that acknowledge the fact that the high-priced, "boutique vintage" wines they consume are laden with pesticide residues. Historically, Chinese farming methods relied on human excrement-based ...

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    Then & now: for old times' sake

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:38pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Prose and historical accuracy barely matter; the contrast between a Victorian city obliterated and transformed into today's metropolis is ultimately what sells. As any objective observer ... as an empty mantra, and the city limps along on its own increasingly shaky momentum. But, as L.P. Hartley famously wrote in The Go-Between (a title that epitomises Hong Kong's historical position ...

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    My life: Tony Kirkham

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:38pm by Jane Ram

    ... leaves and bark. It does very well at Kew but it's threatened with extinction in the wild: it would be tragic if it disappeared but habitats are going. You can't preserve one species in isolation, you must preserve the forest. ROOT CAUSE Climate change is real and we must prepare our trees for extremes. At Kew we face drought, floods and wind. Every year presents new challenges. ...

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    Rant: room disservice

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 11:12pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... if it's within a 50-kilometre radius of the site of some obscure historical event. Meanwhile, it is accepted that any hotel offering few facilities other than a faulty kettle and two stained cups ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 10:48pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... will be going back to work. In 2011, she started a career in film, producing Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, a historical drama set in 19th-century China. Featuring in a cameo role was Australian hunk ...

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    Then & now: More equal than others

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 10:48pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie That Hong Kong's elite escape prosecution on the thinnest of defence arguments feeds public perception of official graft, writes Jason Wordie More equal than others Equality before the law has historically been one of Hong Kong's key strengths- and fictions. Likewise, the government continues to insist that official venality is minimal ...




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