Chinese Culture

Facial art wears well

One way to stand out is having something unique painted on your face (or another part of your anatomy).

Saturday, 1 April, 2006, 12:00am

Comic introduction

HONG KONG'S biggest ever comic exhibition kicks off this month.

Comix Home Base, a 20-month project that includes cartoons, animation screenings, workshops, seminars and a competition, showcases the works of 28 local independent comic artists.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Heavenly Creatures Chinese snuff bottles

Collections include bottles made of glass, porcelain, jade and quartz of imperial and non-imperial origins, including Snuff S80 (right) painted with European landscape and figures from the Qing dynasty (1736-1760). Today-Sat, 9.30am-6pm, Sun, 1.30pm-5.30pm, the University Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Hong Kong, 94 Bonham Rd, Pokfulam. Inquiries: 2241 5500. Ends Sun

22 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Faith flourishes in an arid wasteland

Muslim sect in Ningxia accepts Beijing's authority and is allowed to build a virtual religious state

In the poorest part of the far western region of Ningxia , Muslim leader Hong Yan offers faith to people who have little else in this arid wasteland.

17 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Carving a niche

Just as jade ornaments can dress up outfits and add finishing touches to interiors, they can also impart a formal splendour to table settings. New lifestyle store Melaine (15 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 2815 7873) has a collection of hand-carved jade trivets (up to $420) and coasters (about $80) sourced from the mainland.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Club rejects Ho's late declarations

Trainer Peter Ho Leung had four intended runners at Happy Valley tomorrow night but all will be at home in their boxes at Sha Tin following a mix-up at acceptance time yesterday.

7 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

The Dance

Bamboo Dream

A dance fantasy (above) set in forest of bamboo trees by the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. Today, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $100-$280 Urbtix.

Inquiries: 2268 7323

8 May 2005 - 12:00am

Dance troupe borrows from bamboo's role in mythology

TAIWANESE DANCE comes to Hong Kong next month when Cloud Gate Dance Theatre returns to the city to stage three performances of its production Bamboo Dream.

In Chinese, bamboo symbolises elegance and integrity.

21 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

The last dragon

Australian Peter Osborne, who has always been interested in Chinese customs and traditions, has come up with a book that inspires children to thrive on cultural differences.

The Golden Dragon is the first published book written by Osborne, Australia's deputy consul-general (commercial) in Hong Kong, who has been living in Asia for the past 13 years.

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Impressive Jade Dancer set to score on debut for Hall

It will be well worth taking a chance with David Hall's debutant Jade Dancer in the opening leg of the Triple Trio tomorrow at Sha Tin, particularly given some positive trackwork from the Australian import in recent weeks.

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Good business sense

Shui On chairman Vincent Lo Hong-sui has ready advice for people who want to do business in China. In fact, he has made several transparent sheets on the dos and don'ts he reportedly uses whenever he delivers a speech on the subject. They are:

Build guanxi, trust and respect. How true everywhere!

5 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Minorities to receive more funding

In a white paper, Beijing pledges to help impoverished counties and to maintain their system of self-government

Beijing pledged to allocate more funding to ethnic minorities and maintain their existing system of self-government in its first white paper on the issue released yesterday.

1 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Divide and conquer

Today is the last time we will appear in this space, so as a farewell, we are offering three lessons that tell you everything you need to know about China - at least for the next 24 hours.

28 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Emperor Wudi the TV star

For 1.3 billion viewers, CCTV's recent historical soap operas have become China's new political awareness barometer.

22 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

High hopes the once-mighty Mao suit may make a comeback

With increased ties between the mainland and the international community, diplomats have spurned the Mao suit in favour of its sharply tailored western counterparts. But former ambassador to France Wu Jianmin , predicts the high-collared suit could make a comeback.

First popularised by Sun Yat-sen , it was the appropriate attire for formal diplomatic functions, Mr Wu said.

12 Feb 2005 - 12:00am