Long struggle to publish Fang Lizhi's autobiography

Fang Lizhi's autobiography

It was an overdue autobiography, Li Shuxian, wife of Fang Lizhi and the book's collator, write in the preface. Indeed, most of it was written before the couple left Beijing more than 20 years ago following their 13-month confinement at the US embassy in 1989 and 1990.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 5:32am

Fang Lizhi uses posthumous autobiography to deny any role in Tiananmen protests

Professor Fang Lizhi

"I hope my autobiography will help me to say clearly how I was guided by [the spirit of] science and democracy to the endless path of being the most-wanted man [by the Chinese authorities]," the book's cover quotes the distinguished astrophysicist as saying.

5 May 2013 - 7:14am 1 comment

Harrowing childhood can inspire us all

A Child called 'It' By Dave Pelzer Published by Orion Books ISBN 978-0752837505

If you ask the vast majority of people about their childhoods and whether they were happy, they will have only positive things to say. 'Oh, my parents - they're great!'; 'Mum and Dad love me so much'; or 'I've got many toys that I can't even remember how many there are'.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Story of strength and forgiveness

The Lost Boy David Pelzer Published by Orion ISBN 9780752837611

The Lost Boy is the sequel to David Pelzer's first book A Child Called 'It'. Having been physically abused and mentally tortured by his mother for nine years, David finally escapes, only to be taken back by the police, who believe his mum's side of the story.

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

A tale of dark childhood abuse and torment

A Child Called 'It' Dave Pelzer Published by Orion Books ISBN 9780752837505

David is a young boy who is in search of love from his mother. But instead he is beaten on a daily basis and is the victim of horrible punishments.

His two brothers - the trio call themselves the 'three musketeers' - get off lightly in comparison.

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Girl with a One Track Mind

Girl with a One Track Mind by Abby Lee Pan, HK$194

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Lady Aiko


25 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Funny girl came out of university a little larger than life

I went to school in Sydney, Australia, where I was bullied and I hated every second of it.

You see, I was the fat kid at the back of the class who everyone taunted. I had no friends at all. In fact, my mum had to tie a pork chop round my neck to get the dog to play with me!

10 May 2008 - 12:00am


What the movers and shakers are reading

Christian Stewart

Head of Wealth Advisory Group, JPMorgan Private Bank, Asia

10 May 2008 - 12:00am

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle

by Robyn Scott

Bloomsbury, HK$171

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Possible Side Effects

Possible Side Effects

by Augusten Burroughs

Atlantic Books, HK$136

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Gold Coast blues

Feel pity for me. Here I am, on Australia's Gold Coast, a place I have not set foot on for a good dozen years: I may as well be an alien.

In fact, I have even tried to make that point by wearing my shorts on my head and making 'gareenk, gareenk, galosh' noises, but it seems that that is normal here as well, so something even stranger is in order.

7 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Week 6

Inga Choi, 16

CCC Ming Yin College

Challenge: Play a Grade Seven piece of music on my trumpet and all the minor scales

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Insane way to get rich

A century ago, Cameron West would have been bound, gagged, and left to rot in a cell for the insane. Today, he is making money by selling the story of his mental illness.

26 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Do you worry about getting older$

YES I WORRY about my jowls. I used to have a jaw line, but now I have the sharp angularity of yoghurt. My face used to move in the same direction at the same time. Now, if I move suddenly to look at someone, my eyes and skull move but my jowls follow later, reminding people, I have been told, of a bloodhound drying itself filmed in slow motion. I worry about my stomach.

16 Mar 1997 - 12:00am