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  1. Lifestyle - Health - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Only severely ill should be tested for new virus, WHO says

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 02:15pm by Reuters in London

    ... a family called coronaviruses, which also includes viruses that cause the common cold and Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which emerged in China in 2002 and killed around a tenth ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Mai Jia's newly translated first novel gives readers a glimpse of enigmatic China

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Mai Jia's first novel to be translated into English is challenging, but leaves readers wondering about China, writes James Kidd Cracking the code Decoded by Mai Jia (translated by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne) Allen Lane 4 stars The hero of Decoded, Mai Jia's first novel to be translated into English, is Rong Jinzhen, although readers might spend ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Somali novel shows war and hope in the eyes of women

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by GDN

    ... in the opening pages of her second novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls. Her focus is on the reluctant recruits of the Guddi, the "neighbourhood watch", which rallies supporters to a sports stadium ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Thrills and a history lesson in Hong Kong-based novel

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... the characters with sensitivity, ensuring that the lines between good and evil are suitably blurred. Emperors Once More is a dramatic change of pace from Jepson's debut novel, All the Flowers in Shanghai, a sweeping story set in 1930s Shanghai which was well received when it was released in 2011. Jepson has also co-written a graphic novel, Darkness Outside the Night, with Xie Peng, which ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 10:04am by Jeanette Wang

    ... that the risk for a pandemic triggered by the Sars-like coronavirus is low – at least for now. The findings come amid concerns about a virus spread more deadly than that caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Researchers from Institut Pasteur in Paris  analysed data – 55 of the 64 laboratory-confirmed cases worldwide – on the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    New novel tantalises with veiled references to real people

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:46pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Hanif Kureishi's new novel keeps us guessing with its hints and veiled references to real people, writes James Kidd Whose life is it anyway? The Last Word by Hanif Kureishi ... His short novel Intimacy, later adapted into a controversial film, was infamously rumoured to narrate the break-up of a long-term relationship with the mother of two of Kureishi's ...

  7. News - World - LITERATURE

    Obituary: Garcia Marquez, an influence ‘all over the planet’

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:52am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude”. Far ... of the landmark novel, told AFP. With its mix of myth, fantasy and family saga, critics have also observed the influence of Garcia Marquez in Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children”. Watch: Garcia Marquez, ...

  8. News - World - FILM

    Norway gives China 87-year-old Monkey King film thought to be long lost

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:55am by AFP

    ... existing copy. The film, inspired by a classic Chinese novel by Wu Cheng’en called Journey to the West, was restored before being sent to the China Film Archive. In the film, Tang Sanzang, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD TOKYO

    Postcard: Tokyo

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... on Eiko Kadono's 1985 fantasy novel of the same title, Shimizu's film was preceded by Hayao Miyazaki's 1989 animated feature. The first major hit of Studio Ghibli, the animation ... and critics were going to compare his work to Miyazaki's. "His film is famous, it came first and a lot of people don't know the novel." And every review I've seen so far, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Meet Göran Malmqvist, Nobel Prize member and champion of Chinese literature

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:37am by Janice Leung

    ... classical novels- Water Margin and Journey to the West. Translation plays a critical role in promoting world literature, Malmqvist says, especially in bringing a writer's work to a readership ... That is a great pity." There are notable exceptions such as the late British sinologist David Hawkes' rendition of Cao Xueqin's epic novel The Story of the Stone, which he regards as a rare ...




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