Chinese Philosophy

Past times

Acentury of revolution, followed by reform and finally economic miracles, has left many mainland Chinese unsure about their cultural identity. Yu Dan has the remedy.

Sunday, 3 February, 2008, 12:00am

Dreams and memories

The dark prince of indie rock Oliver Ching returns with a live album that reflects his life over the past three years during which he spent most of his time following his dreams and understanding the opposite sex.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tao escapes charges after tussle

Taiwanese singer-songwriter David Tao Zee's year got off to an inauspicious start after he was accused of attacking a girl as he was leaving a New Year party.

Tao, who had a previous brush with the law when a taxi driver took him to the police station because he was too drunk to remember where he lived, held a press conference to set the record straight.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Adopt a positive attitude

It's very important to be optimistic. Don't think in a negative way. If you do, you will never be happy.

Of course, everyone would be happy if things went according to plan all the time. But, no one is perfect, so there will be hurdles along the way.

We cannot control anything except our emotions.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Political Animal

Liberals bide their time in nominations scramble

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


A popular venue for comics fans

I'm writing in response to the article 'Cosplay cafe' (Young Post, September 6).

The concept is new to Hong Kong, but I don't think it will be as popular as in Japan.

These cafes mainly serve male customers, with waitresses dressed up as Japanese comic characters.

24 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Events to celebrate Confucius' legacy

A grand Confucius banquet is among the celebrations in Hong Kong early next month to pay tribute to the great Chinese philosopher as well as mark the 10th anniversary of China's resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

China's legacy: the thoughts of Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu, thought to have been an older contemporary of Confucius (551-479BC), may have been the first libertarian. In writing the Dao De Jing he argued that if governments followed the principle of wu-wei (non-action), social and economic harmony would naturally emerge and people would prosper.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Burnout risk for bright sparks

News that a nine-year-old maths whizz and a 14-year-old exams star are to set admissions records by entering university has obsessed Hong Kong over the past few weeks. March Boedihardjo, nine, will be the youngest student to start at a Hong Kong university when he takes his first class at Baptist University on Tuesday.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Making history hip

The mainland's latest media sensations appear unlikely stars at first glance.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

366 days to go

Confucius said 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step'

That journey started on November 12, 2005, and now there are only 366 steps (2008 is a Leap Year) to go until the eighth day of the eighth month of the eighth year - a truly auspicious moment for China

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Chinese literature alive and kicking, says author

Chinese literature has evolved into a diverse entity, comprising anything from highbrow epics to populist forms of internet culture, according to the new chairwoman of the China Writers' Association.

23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland professors rock City Hall

Two mainland cultural celebrities took their Hong Kong audience by storm yesterday with their interpretations of Chinese literary and historical classics.

23 Jul 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

Bless this house

Living in Asia, chances are you have come across Taoist talismans: pieces of paper bearing written or painted inscriptions or symbols that can repel negative spiritual forces. They are used to purify an environment or structure. Some large talismans are prominently displayed in the lobbies of hotels and office buildings while others are pocket sized.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am