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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How a US filmmaker started a charity to improve the care of orphans in China

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by Kate Whitehead

    ... of orphans across the mainland. That's a massive achievement, the result of much hard work over the past 15 years. The journey began in 1996, when Bowen- a scriptwriter and filmmaker based ... had to do. In 1998, Bowen and a small group of adoptive parents founded Half the Sky with the goal of ensuring that every orphaned child has a caring adult in his or her life. From the start, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Memoir chronicles voyage of self-discovery by saviour of abandoned orphans

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by ALISON DAKOTA SINGH

    ... Memoir of self-discovery by abandoned orphans' saviour Early one morning in Los Angeles in 1996, filmmaker Jenny Bowen came across a New York Times article headlined "US rights group asserts China lets thousands of orphans die". An account of China's state-run orphanages, the article featured a photograph of a thin, tiny girl with sunken cheeks. Moments ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Successful 'Orphan' taps into Shakespearean vein of Chinese classic

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Victoria Finlay The RSC overcomes ethnicity row and taps into a Shakespearean vein with its first production of a Chinese classic, writes Victoria Finlay At home with The Orphan Since its opening in October the Royal Shakespeare Company in Britain has had terrific reviews for The Orphan of Zhao, the first Chinese play that it has performed in its 51-year history. "This ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Adrian Wong is the first sculptor to win the Sovereign Asian Art Prize

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:30am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw Adrian Wong turned to art as a career after a life-changing experience working with orphans. Now a key shift in his work has resulted in him winning a prestigious prize, ... the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival. The career shift from psychology to art came while Wong worked with orphans in Armenia and Azerbaijan as part of his ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    Philanthropic fashion finds a home in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:49pm by MARISA PINTO

    ... was inspired after meeting a family who made jewellery out of recycled bullet and bomb casings in Cambodia. After meeting Chantha, a craftsman who had learnt the skill as an orphan, Postema saw ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEGAL EYE

    Legal Eye: Taking care of the children should be a well-crafted will's priority

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 11:08am by WITHERS

    ... Sharon Ser and Gwyneth Moore life@scmp.com A prudent will is key to the welfare of orphaned children There can be no greater reason for parents to make a will than to ensure their children ... proper care of their orphaned charges, with disastrous results. That is clearly something to be avoided. Appointing a guardian is the most straightforward way to ensure a child gets the best ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Q&A with poet Meena Kandasamy on her first novel

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:08pm by James Kidd

    ... If you are landless, if you are poor, if you are orphaned, if you belong to a lower community- all of which was my father was- you don't have any hope in life.   The novel portrays violence ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Book shows why collectors are hot on the scent of roses

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by Bron Sibree

    ... a mysterious rose. Along the way, he travels to China and the world of old and "orphaned roses", encountering rose collectors, chasers, breeders, botanists, scientists and nurserymen, dead ... fell under the spell of old roses as well as "orphan" or "recovered" roses. Can you explain their appeal? Old roses have these extraordinary scents that are just ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    An IB education stresses human values, but not an ideology

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Anjali Hazari

    ... six out of seven in HL biology then it does not matter if he or she comes from the International School in Geneva, or from one outside Accra, in Ghana, which has as many orphans as students. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Brief Loves That Live Forever, by Andrei Makine

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... after the last page is turned. In a series of interlocking episodes, the narrator- like Makine, an orphan- guides us through the totalitarian world of Leonid Brezhnev's Soviet Union. ... This was subversion of the worst kind and so the state set out to break him. From this moment on Makine leads us deeper into a world of pomp and misery, of industry and decay, as the orphan narrator recounts ...




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