Mo Yan's first novel to be published in English since he won last year's Nobel prize for literature is a strange, gruesome, vivid and ambitious historical novel set during the Boxer Rebellion (...
Frederick - The Life of My Missionary Grandfather in Manchuria
by Mark O'Neill
Joint Publishing (HK)
China in Revolution: The Road to 1911
by Liu Heung-shing
Hong Kong University Press
MEDAL OF HONOUR On August 20, I learned of an auction to be held five days later of the medal the Chinese government awarded in 1920 to my grandfather, Frederick O'Neill, an Irish Presbyterian...
Beijing is not an especially peaceful city, and less so considering the overhaul it has endured since the Olympic facelift began in 2001. Streets were cleaned up, infrastructure improved and plots...
Sir Edmund Backhouse was born on October 20, 1873, in Richmond, Yorkshire, into a noble Quaker family. He studied at Winchester and Merton College, Oxford.
A Fragile Hope
by Ken N. Kamoche
The anti-western Boxer Rebellion that shook the nation at the turn of the 20th century is once again causing controversy.
Sun Yat-sen University scholar Yuan Weishi found himself under the spotlight once again yesterday with the announcement that Bingdian Weekly's resumption next month would coincide with the forced...
Columnist Chip Tsao claims local women no longer date western men. Is there any evidence?
When news broke that Shanxi had been selected as one of four provinces to test a rural micro-finance programme, provincial officials did not have to think twice about where to launch it.
WHEN ADAM WILLIAMS was growing up in Hong Kong, his mother and grandmother would tell him stories of their adventures in northern China in the early 20th century. If he was naughty, his mother...