Chinese Philosophy

Celebrity education

It's not every day that you can attend closed-door meetings with the education chief and other high-ranking government officials.

Thursday, 11 January, 2007, 12:00am

Forum on Taoism seen as part of 'harmony' campaign

An international forum next year on China's homegrown religion, Taoism, is part of a push to promote social harmony and prevent other religions such as Christianity making inroads, according to observers.

28 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

How a mother's love helped teen kick drugs

Council provides incentive to troubled youngsters

A mother's determination, love and persistent visits to prison helped persuade her son to turn his back on drugs.

Separated by glass in the visiting room, the mother did not blame her son but tearfully asked what he wanted to do after release.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

'I don't think she feels remorseful'

Shum Ho-yin's grandmother, Tse Wai-ching, welcomed the sentencing of Hung Man-yee and said she could not forgive the jailed stepmother for what she did to the boy.

14 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Class war

ABOLISHED IN 1949 as a feudal legacy, the traditional private school, or si shu, has gradually resurfaced on the mainland as more parents turn to Chinese classics to give their children an alternative start in life. But none has been as controversial as Meng Mu Tang in the Shanghai suburb of Songjiang.

8 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

David Tao mystified over blog

Almost every pop star has a blog now. But do fans ever know who left the messages in virtual reality? On radio yesterday, Taiwanese singer-songwriter David Tao expressed dismay at an anonymous blogger who launched a website in his name.

'Some of my friends called me, saying, 'Hi, I am reading your blog every day'. God knows, I never have had a blog,' the singer said.

29 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

'Illegal' Confucian school in Shanghai must close

Education authorities in Shanghai have ordered the immediate closure of a private Confucian primary school less than a year after it opened because of the school's 'illegal status'.

Mengmu Hall in Songjiang district has confirmed it received a notice from the district Education Department last week, ordering it to close immediately.

27 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Good citizen's keen eye helped nab attackers

A teenage girl who helped police catch two culprits who brutally attacked a seven-year-old boy was given a Good Citizen award by the police yesterday.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Altered images

The differences are barely noticeable at first glance. On one side of the room is a 19th-century oil painting of French warrior Bertrand du Guesclin (1320-1380); wounded from battle, the subject's facial expression is solemn as his comrades look on with grave concern.

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Confucians heading equality campaign

Confucians in Hong Kong are leading a nationwide campaign to lobby the central government into accepting that their religious belief should rank equal with that of Buddhists, Christians, Taoists and Muslims in China.

22 May 2006 - 12:00am

China can still learn from Confucius

Confucius and his teachings were once denounced as the source of everything that was wrong with China. Beijing's decision to name its overseas cultural centres after the ancient sage should therefore come as a surprise.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am



City Contemporary Dance Company

Kwai Tsing Theatre

Reviewed: April 28

2 May 2006 - 12:00am

Generous gift gives philosophy department food for thought

WE LIVE IN AN AGE of career and consumerism-driven mania, a time when success and personal worth are measured by the cut of the clothes you wear, the car you drive or the tint of your credit card. Little wonder that relatively few students see the value of studying Socratic logic, Confucian thought and Taoist mysticism.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The Brigadier's Wife

The Brigadier's Wife

by Chris Tao

Chameleon Press, $119


by Wes Stevens

Chameleon Press, $99

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Hu's bland preaching will fail to revive time-honoured social traits

China is going through a rough period characterised by rampant official corruption, soaring social discontent, worsening moral degradation and a rising debate over the nature of its socialism.

But President Hu Jintao has tried to exert the moral authority of the Communist Party by preaching morality to mainlanders with his 'socialist concept of honour and disgrace'.

20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am