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Chinese Poetry

Briefs, December 23, 2012

An anthology of 100 bamboo-themed Chinese poems has been published that features a foreword and a poem by former president Jiang Zemin.

Sunday, 23 December, 2012, 5:26am

Materialism a threat to China's literary culture, fears Wang Anyi

With more than 60 literary works under her belt, Shanghai-based author Wang Anyi is regarded as one of the most prolific and influential writers in contemporary China.

28 Oct 2012 - 4:52pm

An architect with a song in his heart

In ancient China, poetry was like song: Tang (619-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasty poems were often accompanied by music and performed at banquets and other gatherings. They were meant to be appreciated for their rhythm and sound as much as for their content and, as such, they frequently rhymed.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Excavator crushes farmer to death

A villager was crushed to death by an excavator during a dispute between farmers and a company that was pushing ahead with a construction project on their land in Gan county, Jiangxi province , local media reported yesterday.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Cantonese poets' society

Cheung Ka-ka only uses a small part of her notebook to jot things down in class. She devotes most of the pages to scribbling short, incomplete sentences about her thoughts on daily life.

12 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Rhyme with reason

Anita Chan Ka-tung mused about living on a far-off planet like the one inhabited by the Little Prince. So she caught the spark of inspiration and started writing a poem. The Form Two student had never tried playing with the subtlety of words before, partly because of a lack of confidence. But since September, when an award-winning poet was invited to her school, things have changed.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Home helper tells why Beijing's wealthy appreciate a man's touch

Guo Hecai, 32, from Hanshan county, Anhui province, was snubbed several times when he first started looking for work as a home help but has since carved a niche among wealthy clients in Beijing.

What did you do when you first came to Beijing?

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Singing the classic poems

Many young people may have a hard time when it comes to studying classical Chinese literature. Understanding the meaning of classical Chinese is one thing, but memorising text that's not written in the language we use today gives most of us a headache.

Veteran musician Armando Lai Wai-yin has a great idea - sing it out loud.

30 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Budding young poet finds her inspiration from old masters

Ancient Chinese poetry holds special appeal for Winnie Tsui Wai, a winner in a prestigious Hong Kong poetry competition.

The classical novel Story of Stones cast a spell over her as a 14-year-old.

But it was not until two years later when she met another lover of poetry that she embarked on her own poetry-writing career.

31 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

What's On


Why not make good use of your holiday and show off your talent by joining the Longman Inter-school English Language Arts Competition?

The prizes are up to $3,000 in book coupons and passports to claim free copies of the South China Morning Post during the next summer holiday.

18 Dec 2003 - 12:00am