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  1. Professor promotes passion

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... classic literature to learn different writing styles. But what made a good story, he said, depended on how genuine the author was in conveying his own emotions. 'The passion of writing, ... that touches your readers.' Professor Pai attended La Salle College in Hong Kong, earning degrees in Taiwan and the US before teaching Chinese Language and Literature at the University ...

  2. Failure a blessing

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... associate degree. He has just finished his second year as an arts student at the University of Hong Kong and hopes to pursue a master's degree in comparative literature. He said failure ...

  3. What's On

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

    ... DREAM PERFORMANCE The well-known Cloud Gate Dance Theatre from Taiwan will perform Bamboo Dream, a poetic work inspired by the beauty of the sturdy, tropical plant. Bamboo, along with the pine and plum tree, is considered by Chinese as a symbol of elegance and integrity. Bamboo groves also provide an ideal setting for love stories in Chinese literature. The company troupe is led ...

  4. An accomplished record

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from 1999-2003, she also made an impact on contemporary cultures in Taiwan and on the mainland. Born in Kaohsiung, she was educated in Taiwan and received her doctorate in English literature ...

  5. Frozen moments

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... Perowne, a successful neurosurgeon, has one of the most audacious traits seen in literature for some time- happiness. McEwan says one of the great dangers in writing about the contentment ... The son of an army major, he has been honing his research and observational skills since he started taking literature seriously at the age of 16. 'I became aware of it as a sort of giant ...

  6. French book dealer revels in rare passion

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and shops in Europe for written Asian treasures. Born in Morocco and educated in France, where he graduated with a degree in French literature, Mr Azemar, 52, started his French-language teaching ... everything from travel and exploration, history, geography, ethnology and linguistics to literature, arts and archaeology. Mr Azemar says he set up Indosiam because he could not find a rare book shop ...

  7. Doctor laments the passing of an era when people mattered

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Anthony Ng's great loves in life include medicine, music, literature and writing Music, medicine and an interest in journalism come together in Anthony Ng Wing-keung. Dr Ng, ... have access to health care and are therefore living for longer,' he said. 'But when you look at the output of humanity, such as music, art and literature, that's all gone ...

  8. Alvin Pang

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... it's poetry or novels, Pang's writing reflects the challenges he finds living in Singapore, which offers a dense urban environment where domestic literature is rarely embraced, nature ... Festival, Pang is irritated by how often well-meaning people congratulate him on his good command of English. After all, he holds a first-class degree in English literature from the University ...

  9. The story so far...

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ian McEwan was born in Aldershot, England, on June 21, 1948. As the son of a British army officer who was wounded at Dunkirk, McEwan lived around the world with his parents, including Singapore and Libya. He received an English literature degree from the University of Sussex in 1970 and a Masters in English at the University of East Anglia, where he took a creative writing course ...

  10. Qiu Xiaolong

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... fare such as the blood of a king snake. Qiu, 50, is much like Chen. Shanghai-born, he shares his appetite for go-chess, verse and food. But Qiu, who teaches Chinese literature at Washington ... a master's degree in western literature at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In the early 1980s, Qiu became assistant research professor in the Shanghai Academy of Social Science. He wrote ...




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