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  1. High anxiety

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... or English-language education and the wearing of western clothes are merely window dressing. If practised in western countries, their devotion to the religion would seem fanatical. In Lhasa, it's normal. ... in cyberspace every day at this time,' she says. Fingering the keys of her mobile as though they are prayer beads, she's a fanatic of a different kind, devoted to a new religion of borderless ...

  2. Historian focused on lives of ordinary Chinese

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Vaudine England

    ... his whole personality, says Christopher New, a professor and author. Author Susanna Hoe recalls Smith 'was not a stuffy church person- though his religion meant a lot to him. He ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and embracing the wider Chinese language and culture don't have to come at the expense of their own religion and culture.' Really? Cultural genocide exaggerated? Since 1950 around 1.2 million ...

  4. Unquiet man

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... to the Catholic-born Connolly: His non-Parker works such as Nocturne and The Book of Lost Things are proof of that. Although Connolly has long since lapsed, religion continues to influence his life and writing ... into a grandiose conflict between... good and evil, with religion and the paranormal stirred into the brew.'- The Independent 'Connolly handles the unspeakable with consummate ease.'- Daily ...

  5. The inside story

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... in 1969, at the height of the Cultural Revolution. His mother had him secretly baptised in defiance of Mao Zedong's ban on religion. In a rice-farming village surrounded by scrap-metal ...

  6. Objective subjects

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... commentary Latest book: The China Lover Current project: a book on the relationship between democracy and religion Other books include: God's Dust (1989); Great Cities of the World: Hong Kong ...

  7. Swan diver

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... understand about religion. People look for security. If you deprive them of religion, they will create other patterns where none exist.' The problem is that these patterns rarely admit how much ...

  8. Malaysian unity starts to unravel

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... are not disposed to give up their privileges. Religion merely adds a further dangerous edge. It has long been the law that a Malay who gives up the Muslim faith forfeits Malay rights. But recent rulings ...

  9. Making sense of the upheaval

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... that the idealism of the 1960s has been replaced by reliance on new religions such as Aum Shinrikyo and increased drug abuse among young people. But what are the chances of the radical left in Japan taking ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wai-ching, Kwun Tong What do you think about teenagers' attitudes to sex? As the shackles of eastern morality and western religion on this economic hubbub loosen, people have greater freedom ...




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