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  1. HK launches literature festival to promote local writers

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... KELLY CHAN Updated at 6.27pm: The 5th Hong Kong Literature Festival- one of the territory?s major literary events which aims to promote literature and writers- began on Friday afternoon, the Government Information Service said. With the theme of 'New Vision of Literature', the festival features a variety of programmes including an exhibition showcasing more than 160 portraits ...

  2. 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 ...

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    Talking points

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... And the Man Asia prize winner is … Asia's most prestigious literary prize is presented at a glittering ceremony in Hong Kong, as its principal sponsor prepares to bow out. Among the top contenders for the Man Asia Literary Prize are Pakistan's Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Japan's Hiromi Kawakami, ...

  4. Spreading the word

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of direct causality here. It is likely that greater international recognition of Asian literature would have come about of its own accord, Asian literary prize or no; certain national literatures ... Peter Gordon Two Chinese novelists, Su Tong and Wang Anyi, have just been named finalists for the biennial Man Booker International Prize, the first Chinese writers to receive this honour. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong art critics prize restrict to Chinese language entries

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by VIVIENNECHOW

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Council's language policy attacked after English entries excluded from HK$50,000 award Art critics prize is restricted to Chinese entries Aspiring arts critics are being given the chance to get their hands on a HK$50,000 prize funded by taxpayers- but only if they can write in Chinese. The first ADC Critics Prize, organised by the Arts ...

  6. City retains prized status

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's globalisation credentials received a boost with the release of Ernst & Young's index. One of the big four accounting and consulting firms says that its Globalization Index 2011, released in co-operation with the Economist Intelli ...

  7. Fear factor

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... for president, change the world and win a Nobel Prize. Is Hong Kong really a city of geniuses? At the risk of sounding jaded and cynical, my answer is 'no'. I have met many Hong Kong children ... unattainable it is. They are adamant that their child will become the concert pianists, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, TED-talk speakers, Olympic athletes and world-renowned physicists they see ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila open to allowing PLA Navy to visit its bases, says defence chief

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by ALAN ROBLES AND AGENCIES

    ... Alan Robles in Manila Manila open to allowing PLA ships to visit Manila would not rule out allowing Chinese naval ships to call on the country's bases, including a planned defence installation at the former US naval facility in Subic, the Philippines' military chief told the South China Morning Post yesterday. Subic, once a prized military facility for the US, is earmarked ...

  9. My island home

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Xu Xi

    ... Dawes held us enthralled with his refrain. We were on the island of St Martin, contemplating the state and future of Caribbean and global literature. Dawes, a Ghanaian who grew up in Jamaica, ... two Nobel laureates, Derek Walcott and V.S. Naipaul, as well as a significant literary tradition in English and other languages- not to mention Bob Marley. Hong Kong's literary status ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (March 31). Richard Dawkins' book, The God Delusion, is great. He writes compellingly and convincingly. On the same subject, the book by the 1950 Nobel prize winner for literature, Bertrand ...




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