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Chinese Culture

Putting on the glitz: Chinoiserie

More local designers are tapping into their Chinese heritage to produce pieces that are decidedly modern while paying tribute to Chinese culture.

Jewellery design house Qeelin is known for its Chinese-inspired styles with a contemporary twist.

Monday, 26 November, 2007, 12:00am

Music lovers tune in to the language beat

They struggle for play time on the local airwaves, and finding their gigs down a narrow alley in a darkened bar is a challenge only the most dedicated fans will rise too.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Major Archaeological Discoveries of China in Recent Years

Relics from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty, including bronze objects, pottery, lacquerware and jade. Features a lacquered winged figure from the Warring States Period (475-221 BC, right). Daily, 10am-6pm (Sun until 7pm), closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Sept 24

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Searching for partners before the party is over

It's not always easy to do right by China. Should you choose the path of unthinking flattery, you will eventually lose self-respect. On the other hand, should you take the path of honest public comment, praising where praise is due but not pulling your punches when issues surface, you run the risk of incurring the wrath of Beijing.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Lessons of the past build a better future

Among all the top mainland intellectuals I have recently talked to, from the pro-western liberals to the nationalistic 'new left', there is one thing they have strikingly in common: they are now going back to their traditional cultural heritage to find inspiration for prescriptions for the country's future development, and that of the world at large.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Contract dispute for Canto-pop twins

Canto-pop twins Soler have to put 60 per cent of earnings into a court account pending the outcome of litigation between them and their manager. Dino and Giulio Acconci accused Hummingbird Music of signing them up to an unreasonable contract and seek freedom to seek engagements with third parties. Hummingbird argues Soler is in breach of its contract.

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Superstition rules among cadre ranks

Many supposedly atheist civil servants on the mainland are turning to ancient philosopher Zhou Gong's spiritual explanations to discover the meanings of their dreams.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

It'll be all white

Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theatre made its debut in Hong Kong with The White Serpent, a romantic tale of a bewitching snake spirit who sacrifices immortality for her human lover. It's one of choreographer Lin Hwai-min's early landmark works.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Tourist gets refund for fake jade bangle

A tourist from Shanghai who bought a bangle purported to be made of natural jade from a Hong Kong shop, which was found to be made from dyed material, has complained to the China Consumers' Association. An article on the association's website says the tourist paid more than HK$20,000 for the piece in a shop in Jordan over Christmas.

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong

What's going on around the globe

One person's grotesque deformity is another's erotic beauty, it would seem. The ancient practice of binding women's feet, for instance, although unnatural, unhealthy and unhygienic, was considered desirable for centuries on the mainland. The tradition is believed to have stemmed from a Sung dynasty prince's fetish for tiny feet.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am