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Chinese Culture

Jade is sale highlight

The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction will feature pieces from private collections including those of John and Berthe Ford.

Friday, 20 May, 2011, 12:00am

Eye candy and plastic timepieces at Nixon bash

Candy-coloured plastic watches seem to be hip again. Californian accessories brand Nixon showed off its summer collection of plastic timepieces last Wednesday at Shore Restaurant & Bar, attracting a string of local hipsters such as Canto-pop idols Pakho Chau Pak-ho, Kelvin Kwan Chor-yiu and the ever-cool DJ Miss Yellow, sporting her indoor shades.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Portraits in porcelain

Why is the best china not from China? With this question in mind, Shen Hen-rong, founder of the prestigious Taiwan porcelain brand 1300 Only Porcelain, began a six-year quest for an innovative and gorgeous china style.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Face up to it

'When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a facelift any day' Marty Bucella - Cartoonist

Face value

Your face is the front part of your head, but what is ...?

1 a face pack

a. a creamy substance that is put on the face, left to dry and then removed to make the face cleaner or younger looking

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The Dragon and the Foreign Devils

The Dragon and the Foreign Devils

by Harry Gelber

Bloomsbury, HK$160

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Chinese socialism's long and crooked road

In the 1980s, when I was working as a journalist in Beijing, many intellectuals would discuss the state of the nation as it was then, having emerged from the chaos of the Cultural Revolution and embarked on economic development. This is something the country should have done from the beginning.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A sentimental journey

No Name, a talented Taiwanese singer-songwriter with a beautiful, melancholic voice, has released a new album, Finally 2.5, which will send you on an emotional roller-coaster.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Face of the future

With the unrest in Tibet and nearby provinces and the Beijing Olympics just around the corner, it seems almost inevitable that any conversation about China quickly turns to politics, especially in the west.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

The laughing stock

Anyone for a poster for an Emperor brand pot cover to put a lid on scandal? Or perhaps an Edison Shot Me Too T-shirt? Intimate photos of actresses

and starlets taken from entertainer Edison Chen Koon-hei's laptop have not only titillated voyeurs on the internet, they've set off a spoofing boom in cyberspace.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Calming spirits

You may have come across Tai Sui in television or radio programmes or magazine articles that deal with fung shui and astrological predictions. Essentially, Tai Sui refers to the celestial spirit that presides over the year. It is also known as the Grand Duke Jupiter, as it is believed to correspond to the 60-year cycle of Jupiter rotating around the sun.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am