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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Realities of reality TV put audience in the spotlight

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by PERRY LAM

    ... the triumph of the underdogs. Reality television is more television than reality. And television is- to use a phrase borrowed from the late American author and Nobel laureate John Updike- "a vast ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Reform is an opportunity beyond risk

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... the light is still on when the door is closed. Literature from around the world is cluttered with stories of fallen heroes, all victims of suspicious minds. Conspiracy theories have the same effect ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    In pursuit of progress, every choice comes at a cost

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... sustainable development. Mainland scholars and government officials have also bought into the idea. At the forum, keynote speaker Robert Shiller from Yale University, who won last year's Nobel Prize for economics, believes finance is the backbone of civilisation as it not only increases profit but also funds human activities. The accumulation of wealth should support human ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Gangnam Style: loved by America for all wrong reasons

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by PERRY LAM

    ... Perry Lam Pop star Psy's video plays well with West for portraying Asia as a non-threatening entity Gangnam Style: loved by US for all wrong reasons The Chinese author Mo Yan may have won the Nobel Literature Prize, but the most popular, talked-about and imitated Asian artist of the moment in the United States is a pudgy South Korean guy with a goofy dance by the name of  ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    A liveable city needs cultural riches, not just wealth

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Benny Chia

    ... compare? The poet W.H. Auden cast his vote for Vienna by buying a house nearby and spending his summers there. Auden, who turned down what would have been the first Nobel Prize for Literature ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Creativity and functionalism make a great city

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... planning. One of the prominent figures in this was 1982 Nobel Peace Prize winner Alva Myrdal, a sociologist and politician who strove to make women equal to men and was a driving force in creating ... Stockholm has about 100 museums and a visit to the Nobel Museum reminded me that creativity is very important and it is something that could be missing in our education system. Sometimes our school ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Spending on education, training and health is an investment- not merely an expense

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:15am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... is at only 0.75 per cent. There are concerns that the present administration is overspending on welfare and that this will lead to unsustainable development. However, Nobel economic laureate Gary ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Dinners with poet Leung Ping Kwan a cultural delight

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by OSCAR HO

    ... culture. PK loved Hong Kong and its culture, not just literature, but also performing arts, films, visual arts, popular culture and, of course, food. Endlessly he wrote, curated and researched to prove his point. Over the years, he conducted a lot of research into Hong Kong literature, telling Hongkongers to take a serious look at themselves, instead of always looking at somebody else. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Criticism of a cash award for Chinese art critics misses the point

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by PERRY LAM

    ... Perry Lam Award was intended to give a shot in the arm for those writing in Chinese for obscenely low rates Criticism of art critics prize unfair No critic worth his salt would fail to appreciate how a little controversy, or just a heated argument, can spice things up and get people's attention. When I saw the headline "Art critics prize under fire" on the front page ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Jao Tsung-I is right; Chinese cultural Renaissance is well under way

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by PROFESSOR LEE CHACK FAN

    ... including philosophy, literature and art- was in fact an integral part of Byzantine glory. But by the end of the 13th century, the Ottoman Turks had swept across Asia Minor and laid siege ...



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