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  1. The 'referendum' poll as a novel experiment

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng The recent resignations of five legislators from the Civic Party and the League of Social Democrats, and their plan to turn the by-elections into a referendum, have obviously touched on the sensitivities of mainland authorities. The latter no ...

  2. Chilling sci-fi novel

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Sleepwalking is a clever sci-fi novel set in a future where the State controls its citizens and where the power of language and ideas is no longer necessary. But a small group of humans has escaped state programming, and they are developing a secret weapon to overthrow the brave new world where humans are nothing more than machines. The Outsiders have been training ...

  3. Does the tale become political reality?

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wannabe, but its lighter weight makes articles more readable. The latest issue focuses on Chinese martial arts novels, featuring the obligatory interview with a pan-democrat. This month it's ... self-righteous and tiresome, but Ng is quite fascinating here. She and the interviewer consider the possibility that in Cha's novel The Deer and the Cauldron the character of Qing emperor Kangxi ...

  4. Six degrees

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... novels. But cause offence they most certainly have, most famously when his depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in 1988 novel The Satanic Verses resulted in a fatwa calling for the author ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - MIDDLE EAST

    Eyewitness account of the Syrian uprising

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... the same Alawi clan as Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Her family connections kept her safe while she wrote novels that challenged taboos: Cinnamon , for example, compares a lesbian relationship ...

  6. Libby Wong: A Hong Kong Original

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Former government official and politician Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien (right) talks about her life and latest novel, Rainbow City. Today, 12.30pm- 2pm, Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $150 (members), $180, includes lunch. Inquiries: 2521 1511 ...

  7. The Fat Years

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore The Fat Years by Chan Koonchung (translated by Michael Duke) Doubleday When I finished Chan Koonchung's The Fat Years, the most talked about novel translated ... the novel is an audacious move into political science fiction- a genre stamped out in China during the 1980s Anti-Spiritual Pollution campaign and neglected today by writers cowed by the censors. ...

  8. The Song Before It is Sung

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Song Before It is Sung by Justin Cartwright Bloomsbury, HK$128 In his latest novel Justin Cartwright tells the fictionalised story of the real friendship between Jewish ... and rather asexual Berlin (Elya Mendel in the novel); and Von Trott (Axel von Gottberg) who was patrician, austere and a devil with the women. The friendship, always fragile in Cartwright's ...

  9. Liberal-leaning officer joins top brass

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... he was not reporting on the army, he was penning military novels that enjoyed some success. Liu is the political commissar for the National Defence University. He comes from a princeling ...

  10. Tsang faces the judgment of history

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Everyone is kicking Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen now that he is down and on his way out. But it may be more forward-looking to determine what he will leave us with- his legacy. A fair judgment will not be all black and white. To borrow the title of a popular porn novel, it's 50 shades of grey. On the plus side, he has helped launch ...




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