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  1. Tan Dun

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... order that we receive re-education from peasants in the countryside. Even though I thought it was a practical idea, I hesitated when I was asked to sign a contract stating I would remain in the countryside for life. When I asked if it could be changed to two years, I was told: 'See, your mind is dirty. That's exactly why you have to be re-educated for life.' In tears, I signed ...

  2. Radicals

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... was radicalised by it all- something he said he passed on to his US-educated daughter, whom he sent to receive 'four years of re-education' among Palestinian guerillas in Beirut- think of what ... Declaration is an outright political diatribe, as the filmmakers illustrate the 'struggle' through images of Palestinian training camps and refugee settlements. In an interview several years ...

  3. Who are you calling 'dummy'?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Alan Warboys

    ... Observer critic wrote after catching his show. If you think the words brilliant and ventriloquist have no place in the same sentence, go see Zerdin for some brutal 're-education', said ... says Zerdin, referring to the English comic famed for his brash antics. 'Ventriloquists are able to do a lot more through the puppet.' Despite the apparent tolerance, audiences ...

  4. Chinese treasures get western treatment

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... musical goals were thwarted during the Cultural Revolution when he spent four years being 're-educated' as a farmer. He eventually found his way to San Francisco and established his ... to be taking the essence of Hong Kong to new audiences through Spirit of Two Strings. 'The city has a special history over so many years of being a centre for east meets west,' she said. ...

  5. History's high notes

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Sally Course

    ... Revolution. When she was 14 years old her father was jailed and her mother sent to a re-education camp. Liu was left in the care of the family's nanny for a few years. This enforced independence, ... portrayed directly. The lead character is an old woman driven mad by her desire for power. However, the nameless woman identifies herself with Jiang. As the story unfolds on stage and through video ...

  6. Living on the edge

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was forced to leave the family for re-education in the countryside. Formerly a novelist, Zhang ventured into film-making as a screenwriter before making his directorial debut in 2000. It all started ... you're too engaged with something, you may lose your judgment.' His passive detachment shows through when it comes to the Berlin Film Festival. 'It's just a bazaar,' Zhang ...

  7. The Planner

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cultural Centre. The Ditch Wang Bing's political period drama about life in a Maoist re-education camp in the Gobi Desert where 'rightists' were sent to be 're-educated through ... 1.30pm, Space Museum. Nostalgia for the Light Drama-documentary juxtaposing astronomers working in a Chilean desert with women sifting through the sand searching for the bodies of loved ones, ...


    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... was a composer - were taken to Wuhan for re-education. After a few months, they were ordered to work with the People's Liberation Army song-and-dance ensembles, which was a much luckier fate than ... to advice on stage movements from director Lo King-man. It has been remarked before that the details of Tian's rise through the operatic ranks would, itself, make an excellent opera. As Banquo, ...

  9. Saviour of a dying sound

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Yap Su-Yin

    ... to be re-educated by the Red Guards. Some had been tortured. Xuan joined these forgotten masters. The group received no salary for their performances but at least the musicians were invited to share ... at the top. Today, Xuan is a maestro, musician and master of ceremonies. 'Welcome! Are you listening to my orchestra tonight?' his voice booms through the concert hall in Lijiang. Every ...

  10. Tam steals show after 17 years out of the picture

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the local film industry was to re-educate filmmakers. 'If they have the right attitude and are passionate about what they do, then I believe [the local industry] will become much better ...




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