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Chinese Philosophy

Church riles Confucius' offspring

Hundreds of scholars and Confucianists are fighting against a government-sanctioned plan to build a super-sized Gothic-style church in Qufu, Shandong - the birthplace of Confucius - arguing that it was not only an insult to the great sage, but also could threaten his sta

Wednesday, 5 January, 2011, 12:00am

Chinese characters top student survey of cultural symbols

Chinese characters are China's top cultural symbol, according to the results of a poll of about 2,000 university students, mainland media reported yesterday.

A joint research group led by professors from Beijing Normal University asked undergraduates at 24 universities in 18 provinces, cities or municipalities to choose their top 20 Chinese cultural symbols from a list of 270.

5 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Apathy at home Liu's 'worst enemy'

Liu Xiaobo famously wrote: 'I have no enemies', in a statement intended to be read out during his trial.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Julian Assange and the Confucius Prize were made for each other

China gave the Confucius Peace Prize to the wrong person. This was pointed out to me by several astute readers.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Poet Dongpo

Poet Dongpo Hong Kong Dance Company HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre Reviewed: Dec 3

Choreographed by Leung Kwok-shing, this new full-length work for the Hong Kong Dance Company pays tribute to renowned Song dynasty poet Su Shi, better known as Master Dongpo.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Book fair may lack pseudo-models, but it can still set the pulses racing

For avid readers unsettled by our book fairs being swamped by scantily-dressed 'pseudo-models', the Antiquarian Book Fair in December will be lang mo-free.

Since most of the books at the fair will be more than 100 years old, there'll be no chance of coming across photo books of teenage models. But there'll still be some controversial items for savvy collectors.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

China: A Religious State

China: A Religious State by John Lagerwey Hong Kong University Press HK$125

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Leaders learn how to be led

For ambitious Generation Y graduates, it pays to remember that a good follower makes a good leader. For employers, it pays to listen to these young mavericks.

Known as the products of advantageous upbringings and an ideal education, today's fresh graduates are proactive, creative and independent.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Woman accused of slapping husband

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

When cultures talk

In an awkward moment during CNN broadcaster Fareed Zakaria's recent interview with Premier Wen Jiabao , the former praised the latter for initiating the rehabilitation of Hu Yaobang , the pro-reform leader whose death in April 1989 triggered the student unrest that year.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am