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  1. Chinese literature alive and kicking, says author

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Chinese literature has evolved into a diverse entity, comprising anything from highbrow epics to populist forms of internet culture, according to the new chairwoman of the China ... that it is unimpressive at best. The 'golden era' of contemporary Chinese literature, a period during the 1980s in the wake of the Cultural Revolution, may have died out, she said. But its end ...

  2. Festival promotes literature

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... MICHELLE CHAN City UNIVERSITY of Hong Kong (CityU)'s second City Literary Festival last weekend helped raise interest in literature. Prominent writers took part in the symposiums and exchange forums held locally and in Macau. The event, with the theme 'City Changes and Road of Literature', was aimed at promoting literature in the two cities and encouraging young ...

  3. What goes up must come down- most of the time

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The London Eye Mystery By Siobhan Dowd Published by David Fickling Books ISBN 978 0 385 61266 1 Standing 135 metres tall on the south bank of the River Thames and looking like a gigantic bicycle wheel with thirty-two pods attached to the rim, ...

  4. Celsius 7/7

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb Celsius 7/7 by Michael Gove Phoenix, $128 Yes, the title Celsius 7/7 is a play on Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 and, yes, the British Conservative parliamentarian and columnist for The Times is as far right as Moore is left. T ...


    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Brendan O'Malley

    ... Brendan O'Malley One of the largest exhibitions in Asia on opportunities for studying in Britain is being held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hall 5B) in Wan Chai, on February 10 and 11 from 1-6pm. Subjects range from conventional courses, such as literature, medicine, business and engineering, to niche areas such as computer and mobile games technology, sports ...

  6. Vibrant mixture of literature and events

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Exhibitors have exciting plans this year, from hi-tech learning tools and children's books to story telling by celebrities and authors The 18th Hong Kong Book Fair, which runs from today until next Tuesday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition C ...

  7. Resistance

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Resistance by Owen Sheers Faber and Faber, HK$208 Welsh-born Owen Sheers once worked with a builder who told him that during the second world war farmers hid arms in underground bunkers and were told to leave their homes to operate as a res ...

  8. Against the Day

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan review of the week Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon Penguin, HK$300 Anyone who has read a Thomas Pynchon novel knows that this review has been published a decade early. Even those who've hurled one of Pynchon's finely bound bri ...

  9. Talent spotters

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Karen Ma

    ... A Chinese literature blog featuring translated works has been launched in Beijing to generate publisher interest, writes Karen Ma Ten months ago, when Cindy Carter and her fellow Beijing-based translators of Chinese fiction met to talk about creating a blog dedicated to Chinese literature in translation, they agreed that few people outside China knew much about contemporary ...

  10. A family affair

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Patrick Gale tells Alister McMillan how he relies on kith and kin to craft characters in his novels As Patrick Gale sits against a boulder, moving around the granite with the Cornwall sun while he writes, the Englishman's only struggle is in keeping ...




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