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  1. Emphasis on literature will lead to improved standard of English

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I could not agree more with Philip Yeung's views ('Language's magic can't be taught by rote', May 31). In the past all students read English literature in lower forms. Learning English through literature has been advocated in Hong Kong and discussed in academic journals for 20 years. It was recommended in the English language curriculum. Not much has ...

  2. Literature Festival brings words to life

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council have organised the Sixth Hong Kong Literature Festival, which runs until July 16. This year, the festival is promoting the theme 'Living the Literary Life'. The aim is to highlight the close relationship between literature and daily life and encourage people to enjoy a lighter, more approachable ...

  3. Keys to effective study of literature

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last week we looked at various good reasons for wanting to study English literature. I hope now you are convinced that literature is worth studying. This week we will look at the skills that you need to study literature. How can you go about studying literature in a way that will bring you the greatest success? First, you need to recognise the difference between reading ...


    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 ...

  5. Arts, literature take back seat as students opt for sciences

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... are shunning creative arts and literature subjects in favour of sciences. Nearly a third of the 36,000 candidates sat the two most popular subjects at A-level- physics and chemistry- while just 19 sat music, 133 art and 135 English literature. As many as 11,659 students sat chemistry and 11,388 physics. The next most popular was economics, with 9,372 entries. While almost 3,500 sat Chinese ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese literature professorship The Hong Kong Jockey Club has donated HK$2.32 million to set up a new visiting professorship at Lingnan University with the aim of promoting modern Chinese literature. The first scholar receiving the professorship is Chen Sihe, chair of the department of Chinese language and literature at Fudan University in Shanghai. ...

  7. A British cultural revolution? Clueless UK education secretary may need some history lessons

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's official: the British coalition government really is a Maoist enterprise. It's not only its critics who make the charge. Now, even Michael Gove, the education secretary, admits it- and proudly, too. Writing in The Daily Telegra ...

  8. Q&A

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Florence Robertson

    ... Florence Robertson My daughter is in Primary Six and has no interest in reading for pleasure. She has great difficulty when given an assignment to read a book and then write a report. What can I do to help? Education consultant Florence Robertson replies: ...

  9. Here's to a future that arrived yesterday

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Images. It is my son's first day at school. When he comes home, I greet him warmly and ask: 'Well, what did you learn today?' 'Not much,' he says glumly. 'I have to go back again tomorrow.' Images. I am o ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a report on the front page of City yesterday headed 'University faces racism claim', the name of a Chinese literature lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, Li Yui-ching, was misspelled as Yiu-ching. ...




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