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  1. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: Japanese Animation, edited by Masao Yokota and Tze-yue G. Hu

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by BEN SIN

    ... Ben Sin Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives edited by Masao Yokota and G. Hu Tze-yue HKU Press 3 stars Ben Sin Although it has lost, in the past decade, its status as a global economic power, Asia's pop culture driver and world technology lea ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: What Do You Pack? If You Are Never Coming Back, by Roberto Di Marco

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:16pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill What Do You Pack? If You're Never Coming Back by Roberto Di Marco Orchid Press 4 stars Mark O'Neill A retired German widower living a bored and lonely life envies his best friend, 63-year-old bachelor Vincent, who has moved to Thailand, married a 29-year-old woman, and found a new life. Two years later, the man is stunned to hear Vincent has died ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: French Women Don't Get Facelifts, by Mireille Guiliano

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by GDN

    ... Zoe Williams French Women Don't Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano Transworld 2 stars Zoe Williams Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat and French Women for All Seasons, is back with yet another account of femininity seen thro ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: Online Dating as a Strategic Game, by Maurice Choi and Chan Kwok-bun

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... David Bartram Online Dating as a Strategic Game by Maurice Choi Kwok-to and Chan Kwok-bun Springer 3 stars David Bartram Much has been written about the mainland's "leftover men", a product of the one-child policy and sex-specific abortions ...

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    Book review: Multiples: 12 Stories in 18 Languages by 61 Authors

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 05:17pm by GDN

    ... Daniel Hahn Multiples: 12 Stories in 18 Languages by 61 Authors edited by Adam Thirlwell Portobello 4 stars Daniel Hahn Too often translation is discussed in terms of loss. What hasn't come through? How is the translation inferior to the original? Mu ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Convention is worth the wait for anime fans

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by BRIAN YAP

    ... of the annual event, now in its 16th year. Among the highlights on day one was the launch of T-shirts based on a wildly popular Japanese animation called No Game No Life, released in April. Based on a graphic novel by manga artist Kamiya Yuu, No Game No Life tells the story of siblings named Black and White who achieve little in the real world but who rule the virtual world ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: Humour in Chinese Life and Culture

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by KERRIE L. MACPHERSON

    ... Kerrie MacPherson Humour in Chinese Life and Culture edited by Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey HK University Press 3 stars Kerrie MacPherson The contributors to this volume of 10 ... generation, many of whom had fled the mainland to seek a better life in the colony and helped to forge a Hong Kong identity through song and music. Several of the essays take a discerning look ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Tai O's private heritage museum will be history in just two years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... the life and heritage of the fishing village on Lantau, much of which consists of houses built on stilts above the water. Despite being established entirely with private funds, admission is free. ... by villagers in the past century, painting a vivid picture of life in the old Tai O, where most people made their living by fishing or making salt. A shan dau, or sedan chair, used by Lantau islanders ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: No Place to Call Home, by Katharine Quarmby

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Rose George No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers by Katharine Quarmby OneWorld 4.5 stars Rose George Settlement, as Bruce Chatwin is quoted as saying in Katharine Quarmby's forcefully written book on modern nomads su ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Ani-Com & Games convention to draw massive, costumed crowd

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by BRIAN YAP

    ... wear elaborate costumes depicting their favourite characters, a trend known as cosplay. Watch: Ani-Com Hong Kong 2014 brings comic animations to life  A highlight this year is the launch ...




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