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  1. News - World - HISTORY

    Gospel of Jesus’ Wife papyrus is not a fake, scientists say

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:11pm by AFP

    ... he wrote. He noted the grammatical errors and that the words "my wife" appear to be emphasised in bold letters, which do not feature in other ancient Coptic texts. He wrote: "As a student of Coptic convinced that the fragment is a modern creation, I am unable to escape the impression that there is something almost hilarious about the use of bold letters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476547/gospel-jesus-wife-papyrus-not-fake-scientists-say
  2. News - World - HISTORY

    Napoleon’s death-bed nightshirt saved from auction at last minute

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:10pm by GDN

    ... the hammer on Sunday included a death mask and letters signed "Napole", "Nap", "Napo" and "Np", and a gold and ruby brooch marked in English, "This locket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456360/napoleons-death-bed-nightshirt-saved-auction-last-minute
  3. News - World - HISTORY

    UK files detail Mikhail Gorbachev's bid to boost ties with West in 1984

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 01:11pm by Reuters

    ... as a “sideways glance” at his adviser. It is unclear whether she read out the joke tentatively suggested to her by an adviser from one of Karl Marx’s letters to Friedrich Engels, recalling his mother ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1396551/uk-files-detail-mikhail-gorbachevs-bid-boost-ties-west-1984
  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: 'Canton Elegy' by Stephen Lee Jin-nom and Howard Webster

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 05:17pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Canton Elegy: A Father's Letter of Sacrifice, Survival and Love by Stephen Lee Jin-nom & Howard Webster Watkins Publishing 4 stars Mark O'Neill "The ... "It is a love letter to his kids. It is a very unusual thing." After their return to Britain, Webster began editing the book and showed it to his literary agent. Born in a village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1350738/book-canton-elegy-stephen-lee-jin-nom-and-howard-webster
  5. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Sino-British handover deal proved a windfall for Russia

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 05:10am by Tanna Chong

    ... of the Sino-British talks that resulted in Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty approaches, two declassified Soviet files have revealed how Russia emerged as an accidental winner. Two letters sent ... at the University of Macau who obtained the two documents from the Soviet ministry's archive and who is the author of a book on Soviet relations with Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. The first letter, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1299268/sino-british-handover-deal-proved-windfall-russia
  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Tragedy of Liberation, by Frank Dikotter

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... available. The bibliography includes archives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, eight provinces and three cities. These corroborate eyewitness accounts, personal memoirs, letters and diaries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1324256/book-review-tragedy-liberation-frank-dikotter
  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Lius of Shanghai, by Sherman Cochran and Andrew Hsieh

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... history. They come from an excellent book, The Lius of Shanghai, written by two American professors of Chinese history: it is based on 2,000 letters between members of a rich and powerful Shanghai ... College, gained access to a collection containing a lifetime of letters exchanged by the parents and children; rarely has such a large collection been made available to scholars. Parts one and two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1212984/book-review-lius-shanghai-sherman-cochran-and-andrew-hsieh
  8. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    CUHK law dean drawn into debate over remains of King Richard III

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... what he has done". Rather than a judicial review, a better option would be for living descendants to apply to the court for letters of administration - legal documents that confer authority to deal with the assets of a deceased person who has not left a will appointing executors. Letters of administration have been granted in cases in Australia and New Zealand in which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1209416/law-dean-fight-over-remains-king-richard-iii
  9. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Wing Lee Street's last working letterpress saved for posterity

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... there several decades ago have failed to stand the test of time. Lee Zak-yue, 83, had mixed feelings yesterday as he watched the heavy Original Heidelberg Cylinder Letter Press Machine removed from his ... is done by manually arranging letter punches, and an alphabet of such letters can be found in Lee's shop. The slow speed of letterpress printing put it at a big disadvantage to offset ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1106394/wing-lee-streets-last-working-letterpress-saved-posterity
  10. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Patten lacked long-term perspective, ex-diplomat writes

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of advisers. He also revealed that Patten, who wanted to entrench an independent judiciary, had not been informed by the Foreign Office about several high-level letters between Britain and China giving ... that Patten had no idea of the existence of seven letters exchanged between the foreign ministers of Britain and China in early 1990. Cowper-Coles' book also reveals that Prince Charles topped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1061913/patten-lacked-long-term-perspective-ex-diplomat-writes

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