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  1. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book Lead: The Dark Road

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... her pregnant neighbour in her rural village, being dragged off for enforced sterilisation by family planning officers, which serves as a prelude to a more severe crackdown. Kongzi is viewed as a leader by his fellow villagers: not only is he the local schoolmaster, he is a 76th-generation descendent of Confucius. But after a night spent in a vain protest against the authorities, Kongzi ...

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    Pao's daughter reveals details of his role as political catalyst

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Reagan to present a scroll to Margaret Thatcher written in Chinese calligraphy. The seven-character verse read: "Beyond the dark willows, there is another blossoming village ...

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    Decoding the great Fitzgerald

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... showbizzy New Yorkers (Gatsby's love, Daisy Buchanan, regards West Egg as an "unprecedented 'place' which Broadway had begotten upon a Long Island fishing village"). The old ...

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    Measuring the repercussions

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

    ... story to his two children, 10-year-old Abdullah and three-year-old Pari: a div, a monster who comes down from his mountain retreat to steal children, visits Baba Ayub's village, taps on his ... telegraphs the fate that will soon befall Saboor and his children. From his village of Shadbagh, Saboor sets off with his daughter, pulling her in a red wagon, towards Kabul where he has been ...

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    When it comes to unmanned warfare it's nothing personal

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... the security of the US. But the issue is an ethical one: the pilot of a drone tracking a Waziri villager and making a life-or-death decision to fire a missile may be sitting in a control room ...

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    Honesty and humour enrich journalist's unlikely life journey

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Doretta Lau

    ... for you at the moment? Ajay, [my daughter] Anais and I live in northeast Los Angeles in a little urban "village" that used to boast its own neighbourhood killer. Really, the man- bald ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book review: Five Star Billionaire, by Tash Aw

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by SOPHIE CHEN

    ... by layering detail upon detail- for instance, in this image of a rich Shanghainese girl as seen by Phoebe, a poor girl from a remote village in Malaysia: "Phoebe could not tell if she was pretty, ...

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    World's iconic cities distilled on the mainland

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... of Dorchester (population 18,000). Even the tiny Austrian village of Hallstatt, with 800 inhabitants, has been replicated in Huizhou. This is not just the incorporation of foreign elements: frequently ...

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    Read the winning entry in the RTHK-SCMP short story competition

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Irene Tsang

    ... village then. I heard now it's a fancy place for tourists to eat shrimp, grouper and lobsters, but in the old days, when we were nine in our boat, it smelled of sweat, unwashed skin and human ... to the village, and our neighbour told us they were going to eat them, so a bunch of us kids ran to that house to watch. The puppies were playing in the front, each with a rope tied around its neck. ...

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    State of suspense as sponsor bails on Man Asian

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by ANNIE

    ... turn in 2006. Silent House is set a month before a military coup in Turkey in 1980 in a coastal village in Istanbul, and political tension permeates throughout. There are five narrators, all ...




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