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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Meeting the Challenges- Speeches by Wen Jiabao at the World Economic Forum Events

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Meeting the Challenges edited by the World Economic Forum Chinese University of Hong Kong Press 4 stars Cary Huang For decades the great and good of business and politics have gathered every winter in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum to swap ideas about global development. Since 2007, when the "summer Davos" began to hold its annual ...

  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - STYLE CHECK JING ZHANG

    Style Check: Fashion in Fiction conference

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by Jing Zhang

    ... and producers to international creatives and the largest consumer base in the world, we need to assess it from all perspectives including cultural, socio-economic, business, branding ... of creating identity are not wasted after all. At a time when all eyes have swivelled East in the global fashion industry and when the biggest brands in the world are rushing to decode the buying ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURAL STUDY

    Book review: White Magic: The Age of Paper, by Lothar Müller

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:15pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... it is made"- and he achieves his goal. Müller sets out by describing how the Silk Road was also a paper road, as paper was a cultural technique that seeped from China to the Arab world before being popularised in Europe from the 13th century onwards. Each move came with, and as a result of, innovations in production and materials while reflecting the economics and geopolitics of the time. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Meltdown in Tibet, by Michael Buckley

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... and glaciers hold the world's third-biggest store of fresh water, and are the source for river systems that sustain almost two billion people. Between these two precious habitats is China, ... stewardship of the environment has potentially devastating consequences not just for the "roof of the world", but also for the nations that depend on the rivers flowing out of it. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Debate rages about rights of museums to resist claims on artefacts made by the countries of origin

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by NYT

    ... of their forebears' works. Officials of the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries ... ancient art, it will encourage further looting. Cuno says putting all of the world's ancient treasures in their original cradles is asking for trouble because sociopolitical mayhem or natural ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Thriving underground music scenes starting to blossom in China's second-tier cities

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by GDN

    ... ethic, the simplicity of the music, people with something to say about the world ARUN GHOSH, JAZZ MUSICIAN WITH RESIDENCY IN WUHAN I also meet Chen, who is attempting to build a modern jazz scene ... at Vox Classroom. "The DIY ethic, the simplicity of the music, people with something to say about the world they're in." In Changsha, some of the musicians talk about striving ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Postcard: Hanoi

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by Mathew Scott

    ... and directors are turning to other topics, like love, like the social and economic life in Vietnam today." The 32-year-old director has in recent months been touring the festival circuit with her ... that's underwater after the world suffers cataclysmic climate change. For international film audiences, Vietnam is perhaps mostly known for the esoteric musing of Tran Anh Hung's ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: The Book of Strange New Things, by Michel Faber

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by James Kidd

    ... at the start of Joseph Conrad's novel. Images of illumination and obscurity run throughout the novel, often expressing Peter's mission to bring Christianity to unbelievers. "The world ... and planet in collapse. Nature has turned terrorist, wiping out the Maldives, parts of Guatemala and Korea. England is decimated by food shortages, looting and economic breakdown. Her valiant ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Postcard: Busan

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:54pm by DARCY PAQUET

    ... lover's dream weekend, but also a place where industry trends, economics, culture and politics collide. This year, political controversy raised its head even before the festival began. ... There was much more for professionals: the festival encompasses the Asian Film Market, a three-week-long Asian Film Academy which provides mentoring for young directors, the BIFF Conference & Forum ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    Author Q&A: Bilal Tanweer

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Ajay Singh

    ... a narrative arc and contain stories within stories? I wanted to explore the importance of storytelling in a world where storytelling and literature are in crisis. I also wanted to give a narrative ... of that. Tell us about your novel's title. The scattered fragments through which we construct an idea of ourselves and of the world are too great. No narrative can contain all these varied, ...




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