Chinese Philosophy

Celebrities are not saints

A few days ago, two popular singers had a fight on the street after drinking too much. The fight was filmed and reported in newspapers, on radio and even on television.

Tuesday, 6 October, 2009, 12:00am

Try doing something you dislike

Nobody wants to do things that they do not enjoy. We all know how annoying it is. Some of us will do everything we can to avoid it. But we cannot simply avoid everything we do not enjoy.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Chow was bored with Confucius role

Chow Yun-fat found playing Confucius 'boring' and 'stressful'. Chow, 54, played the title role in female director Hu Mei's latest film, Confucius, which is the first biopic made on the legendary mainland philosopher.

Filming wrapped recently in Beijing and the film is set for release around the Lunar New Year.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Also showing: Fei Mu

It wouldn't be too far off the mark to describe Fei Mu as one of China's most star-crossed movie directors: his 20-year filmmaking career was mostly spent working amid war and mayhem.

13 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Outer space

Balconies are an integral part of many modern apartments. However, when it comes to fung shui, they are not considered part of a home as they are open to the elements.

19 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Students net Nasa prizes

Two Hong Kong secondary school students shone in the 2009 Nasa Space Settlement Contest, winning first place awards in the international competition.

This year, the annual competition attracted entries from all over the world, including, India, the United States, Canada, and Thailand.

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Perfect timing

When fung shui masters consult, not only do they take into account the physical changes that need to be undertaken, such as moving furniture around, but also the time in which they are to be done. Date selection is based on the philosophy that time is cyclical; positive and negative occasions occur throughout one's life at intervals that can be specified through analysing one's birth data.

7 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

It must be love

It's one of the oldest themes in theatre but one that never seems to go out of fashion - love. This weekend the Hong Kong Dance Company will give its take on the subject by adapting narratives from four classical Chinese love stories.

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Moving pictures

Should a film always be watched in one sitting? Shanghai-based artist Yang Fudong prefers to spread out the experience. His Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest, for instance, consists of five parts that are simultaneously projected in different rooms.

5 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Homecoming blues

Have you ever returned home from a long holiday to problems with the plumbing or electricity, or a suffocating feeling of flatness in the place?

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Long-distance call

The distance between reality and a dream is often frustratingly far. But for Zhou Lei, a New York-based actor-comedian, the bridging of such a gap led to an appreciation of traditional Chinese philosophy.

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Life on the streets

It's 2pm and 16-year-old Ma Wai-yin has just woken up. He has something to eat and then heads for the football pitch nearby, where he will hang out with friends and play soccer until 11pm when the lights go out.

Wai-yin heads home to take a shower before rejoining his friends on the street.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Confucius enters class

The Hong Kong Institute of Education has pledged to strengthen the life education of its students through Confucian teachings following a donation from the Confucian Academy.

The donation of HK$1 million will support a three-year programme led by the institute's Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education to boost students' knowledge of Chinese culture.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Alternative dance collective helps exhibition by four local artists get off on the right foot

The launch on Friday by a group of artists of an exhibition called 'Reverse Reality' was a bit different from the usual champagne and canapes.

They brought in the Brown Note Collective - three performers with an intriguing alternative dance show with modified Chinese instruments.

2 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Management gurus turn to history in nurturing the bosses of the future

With so many people out of work, at least zany management consultants at St James' Settlement corporate training centre are keeping their jobs and continue to come up with highly improbable themes for employee training.

24 Jan 2009 - 12:00am