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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Local 'Oscars for books' awards call on public, experts to vote for winners

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Oliver Chou

    ... and the public. The first Hong Kong Golden Book Award- dubbed the city's "Oscars for books" by the organisers- has shortlisted for competition 158 new titles launched since last year. Readers can vote online between Monday and August 31 in four categories: literature, comics, health and culture and politics and economics. The top 10 titles with the most votes from adjudicators ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:03pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... of the Li Xianting Film Fund, which he founded, had been under police surveillance since August 18. On the eve of the opening that was free for the public, Wong received a call from the organisers. ...

  3. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    Renewed ghostwriting accusations against Chinese author, director Han Han trigger media storm

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:35am by Chris Luo

    ... said current affairs commentator Peng Xiaoyun, who supports the public questioning of Han. Yuan Yi, a culture reporter, questioned Xiao’s radical remarks. “Comments about Han should be better ... have always hoped Han’s critics do so in public,” Li Yong, a journalist-turned author, said. “Official intervention can not be good, no matter what its stance is”. Xiao on Tuesday said ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: All-American Ads of the 40s, by Jim Heimann and W.R. Wilkerson III

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... Aayush Niroula All-American Ads of the 40s by Jim Heimann and W. R. Wilkerson III Taschen The second world war saw American advertisers pitching nationalism to the public: a collective, ... golden, according to All-American Ads. Making stuff even better was a continuous exercise that fed the war effort as well as the public's appetite. Tanks were made by car companies. A board ...

  5. News - China - CULTURE

    China dusts off 1930s film classics in culture war

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by AFP

    ... state media quoted Zhang Hongsen, the head of the film bureau under the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, as saying. "This is about defending ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    West Kowloon park bosses urged to scrap list of 'restrictive' by-laws

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Concern groups urge arts hub bosses to scrap idea of by-laws for 23-hectare open space and rely instead on public's sense of responsibility 'Let public set the rules for new park' Planned by-laws covering the future West Kowloon park should be torn up and the public given the right to decide how the open space is used, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Vampires, ghost bride train for festival

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... which this year falls on Sunday. This is not the first time the MTR has served as a public stage. In May, photos went viral of a man pitching a hammock across the compartment of a late-night ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Vivienne Chow

    ... attracted audiences and corporate sponsors. "If there's more public funding, will it ease the festival's financial burden so that the festival can experiment with new ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality: Hong Kong library under fire for 'anti-gay propaganda'

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by DANNY LEE

    ... and stereotyping against sexual minorities [in] publications directly promoting homophobia should be carefully handled by public libraries. "This could mean that such publications should perhaps carry ... to recognise normal things," Shiu said. The book has been loaned out 89 times since 2005 and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), which is responsible for public libraries, has ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Tai O's private heritage museum will be history in just two years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Tai O Cultural Workshop will close, but founder says the government should set up public museum to tell colourful story of fishing village Private ... of the village some describe as "Hong Kong's Venice" has called on the government to look again at setting up a public museum there. Since 2001, Tai O Cultural Workshop has showcased ...




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