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  1. Olympic Sport and Literature Competition

    Posted Oct 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Here are the top three entries to the Olympic Sport and Literature Competition 2005, Age 12-18 (English Language category). They will be sent to the International Olympic Committee to compete in the international phase of the writing competition. ...

  2. On Literature

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb On Literature by Umberto Eco Translated by Martin McLaughlin Secker & Warburg $279 'How did you write your novel?' interviewers often ask Umberto Eco, ... with the question. It's simply that the answer would take too long, 'because a novel is not just a linguistic phenomenon'. On Literature, a collection of 'occasional writings' by Eco ...

  3. Secondary schools to close book on English literature

    Posted Dec 17th 2005, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Nora Tong Just 6 per cent plan to offer the subject in new curriculum Academics have criticised secondary schools for deciding not to offer English literature and other arts ... such as economics, geography and each of the sciences, support for others was considerably weaker. Literature in English ranked lowest, with only 6 per cent of schools saying they planned to offer ...

  4. Literature competition aims to promote Olympic spirit

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Students are encouraged to express their views on the Olympic spirit through a competition which aims to strengthen the link between literature and the sports extravaganza. The Olympic Sport and Literature Competition 2005- Hong Kong Phase, organised by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee (SF&OC) of Hong Kong, China, is divided into the under-12 category ...

  5. Global take on Chinese literature

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Hiram To

    ... of Hong Kong Baptist University, will speak at a forum on Saturday entitled 'Chinese literature of the 21st century'. The number of people learning the Chinese language around the world was increasing steadily, said Professor Huang, who has written on literary connections between revolution, history, religion and literature. 'It is encouraging that the volume of writing in Chinese ...

  6. French literature to take centre stage at Book Fair

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... A French Day will be included in this year's Book Fair to promote French literature and culture. Organisers insist it has nothing to do with last year's embarrassing snub ... will serve coffee,' the spokesman said. A special zone focusing on movies and literature will be set up. Exhibitions, film screenings and discussion sessions on the relationship between the two ...

  7. New children's series based on ancient Hindu literature

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Hong Kong-based Indian writer Nishita Chaitanya has written several books for children based on ancient Hindu literature. Chaitanya, a psychologist from southern Australia, is a highly respected monk in charge of the Chinayama Seva Ashram in Hong Kong. The new books are about one of the Hindu deities Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Vishnu. As a young boy Krishna ...

  8. Literature live

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hear the writers talk about their craft. This year's festival covers the broadest range of genres yet March 6 The Journey Home Who Readings by Jess Rowe, Dave McKirdy, Robin Minietta, Madeleine Marie Slavick, Elsie Tu Where St John's Cathedral W ...

  9. Secrets and lives

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... A Sicilian baron's daughter and British family lawyer, novelist Simonetta Agnello Hornby says social injustice starts with the suffering of the rich, writes Bron Sibree SIMONETTA AGNELLO HORNBY became a writer while stranded in Rome's Fiumicino ...

  10. Shakespeare's classics get a comic twist

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Hong Kong may be under the spell of Peter Pan and Neverland, but there is an adaptation of classics worth waiting for. The students of Marymount Secondary School will present Shakespeare's Shorts on February 18 and 19. Written and dire ...




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