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Chinese Culture

Jazzman goes mainstream

Whatever happened to William So Wing-hong, you ask? Well, the singer-actor is still around, just not in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, 8 August, 2006, 12:00am

When family ties can strangle

Sociologists used to claim that the Chinese family was on the verge of being destroyed by modernisation. The younger generations, they said, would be financially self-sufficient and mentally independent - thus more likely to live apart from their parents and grandparents.

31 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Popular forum rushes to go offline after closure order

A popular online forum co-sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong's Institute of Chinese Studies has been ordered to shut down as mainland authorities move to tighten their grip on the internet.

Chinese University and the Beijing Zhongqing Future Community Culture Development Research Institute set up the Century China site in July 2000.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Beijing's Da Vinci Code

As the third quarter begins, this year seems to be a time of introspection for the Communist Party. Facing an ideological crisis that strikes at the very heart of China's social identity, the party wants to re-engineer its character.

18 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Climate makes the clothes

Some day, posterity might look back at the attire of our times and express astonishment at, in the words of fellow columnist Kevin Sinclair: 'a strip of brightly patterned frippery' that used to encircle men's necks.

13 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

All due respect

Abdul Raxit is a model of success for Uygur families in the prosperous city of Guangzhou. Having arrived there 10 years ago from Kashgar with 1,500 yuan, a pair of scissors and a razor, the former barber realised he had to act swiftly to survive and build a future for his family in a city that has experienced double-digit economic growth for two decades.

5 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Creature features

SHEN SHAOMIN'S BONE sculptures are mesmerising, if slightly disconcerting. They resemble larger-than-life prehistoric beasts, but you won't find these menacing creatures with teeth the size of fingers or metre-long stingers in any natural history museum anywhere in the world.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

China non-fiction

The Great Wall

by Julia Lovell

Atlantic Books, $300

The Long March

by Sun Shuyun

HarperCollins, $300

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

World Beat

What's going on around the globe

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

A thing of beauty is a publisher's joy forever

Tuyet Nguyet's groundbreaking magazine has showcased the most exquisite Asian pieces for both local and worldwide audiences

24 May 2006 - 12:00am