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  1. A matter of time

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the stable of writers whom Juszczakiewicz has ushered into English publication includes Man Asian Literature Prize-winner Su Tong; Yan Geling, whose book Flowers of War has just received a boost from ... that the principals behind the Asia Literary Review were also interested in starting an agency focused on regional literature. 'I thought it was a great idea, so I said I would help out a bit- but I soon ...

  2. Online market worth 300m yuan- and growing

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The mainland fad for online novels has opened up a huge new market for literature websites, industry insiders say. Luo Li, director of publications at CMFU.com, says the annual ... works are being published by 4,000 or 5,000 online writers each day on our website,' Mr Luo said. And the huge increase in online literature shows the great demand for internet-based ...

  3. Teachers fear classical tragedy is on the books

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei The senior Taiwanese high school students' classical Chinese literature curriculum will be significantly trimmed from next year under a plan by the island's ... would be cut from two-thirds to only half of the Chinese-language curriculum. This would make way for the teaching of colloquial Chinese and Taiwanese language and literature. The number ...

  4. Top poets hit the city

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dragomoshchenko, the leading representative of language poetry in modern Russian literature, and popular Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanikawa. Panel discussions will be held in English and Putonghua at various ...

  5. Practical HK readers prefer facts to fiction

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... reverted to type, with 75 per cent of sales being romance fiction. 'We know that Hong Kong people's like for literature is confined mostly to local love fiction,' Mr Au said. Tastes are unlikely to improve, if demand for children's books is any indication. While children's book sales showed the strongest growth of 35 per cent, literature in this category slumped 19 per ...

  6. Language exam paper is not the right place for moral education

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not the appropriate venue for moral education. In conclusion, however, I am grateful to the DSE for one thing. In my literature classes, the concept of 'irony' has always been difficult to explain. ...

  7. Read all about it

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... of the adult sessions may appeal to teen bookworms. One of the festival's biggest draws is Irish poet Seamus Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. On March 6, he will read ...

  8. Cultural heritage a high priority

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... gifts. Taiwan's culture runs a lot deeper- from the ancient customs of its native aborigines to modern-day art and literature, distinctive folk opera, puppetry and innovative performing arts ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of restructuring, global volatility and diminished bonuses,' the literature warbles. The Legacy Process, as it's known as, offers a residential retreat for a week in the Mornington Peninsula, ...

  10. Book fair a barometer of a reinvigorated city

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... titles. History, literature, religion and leisure continue to sell better. Interest in politics that peaked during the troubled times of 2003 has given way to growing interest in Hong Kong's ... schoolchildren in the company of their parents much in evidence. At this stage they may only be interested in story books for their age, rather than classics of children's literature or books ...




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