Chinese Philosophy

Confucius offers our world a timely lesson

He is one of the most revered figures in Chinese history, a philosopher whose teachings spread not only across East Asia, but have also influenced popular western culture.

Sunday, 12 October, 2008, 12:00am


Parents will always love their children

You may not get on very well with your parents. Sometimes, you may think they are annoying because they don't give you enough space.

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Touch wood

In traditional fung shui, wood represents romance. Thus, to stimulate one's love life, plants can be placed in the sectors that are associated with the appropriate flying stars. Cut flowers are not recommended because their wood energy is much weaker, hence the blooms expire within a few days.

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Do your shelf a favour

Just a few decades ago Hong Kong was known for its popular Chinese literature. Among the most celebrated writers were a trio dubbed the 'Three Miracles': Louis Cha Leung-yung for his tales of kung fu chivalry, Ni Kuang for his sci-fi and adventure stories, and his sister Ni Yishu, for her romantic fiction.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Balancing the elements for a special name

What method do you use to determine an auspicious name?

29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Pucci ladies proud as peacocks

Famed Italian fashion brand Emilio Pucci opened its first store in Pacific Place. In honour of the occasion, Pucci's daughter and creative director Laudomia Pucci came to town to host a dinner at the China Club on May 21 and a fashion show at the Watermark restaurant the next night.

6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Set youth free to explore arts, visiting Nobel laureate pleads

Nobel Prize-winning author Gao Xingjian issued a plea yesterday for young people to be given freedom to develop their interest in the arts.

In a sharing session with about 80 students at Chinese University, he recalled his early interest in literature.

24 May 2008 - 12:00am

Set in stone

At the entrance to some traditional buildings situated at T-junctions or sandwiched between two roads, stone tablets bearing Chinese characters may be observed. While they might look like tombstones, they are actually a classical fung shui protective device, known as shih kan tang or resisting stones.

18 May 2008 - 12:00am

The Long and Winding Silk Road

HK Chinese Orchestra's theatre featuring music originating from the Silk Road, joined by Luo King on zheng, Guo Yazhi on guanzi and Michael Wong on saxophone. Today, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

11 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Heritage homes need better management: son of writer Lu Xun

Former residences of prominent mainland public figures should be taken care of instead of being left in a dilapidated state, the son of Lu Xun , one of China's best-known writers, said on the sidelines of the CPPCC meeting yesterday.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


The test of time

Bad exam results don't necessarily mean failure.

Many students will be frustrated and feel that they are losers if they get bad results. But that's not exactly right.

Exams are a fundamental part of studying, with some people believing that bad results mean a person is stupid or lazy.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Dazzling Dao Dao spices up Derby field

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte reckons the John Size-trained Dao Dao probably made it look harder than it was yesterday as he laid down his cards for a tilt at the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby next month.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

This week's question What do you like most about yourself?

Nikhil Ramchandani, 14

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

I thought of ending it all, Ching says

Writer reveals he considered suicide during his darkest days in prison

Speaking of his time behind bars, freed journalist Ching Cheong revealed that he had once thought of ending his life in his darkest days.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Dao and then

Lucille Lo Yuk-yin's forthcoming solo exhibition couldn't have come at a better time, with the city gripped by even the slightest movement of the Hang Seng Index. For after exploring social changes in the past decade, the multimedia artist concludes that Hong Kong has become preoccupied with wealth, status and glamour.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am