Chinese Thought

Out of My Closet: Thierry Chow

Illustrator and fung shui student Thierry Chow (left) has a fascination with all things miniature. Photos: Carmen Chan

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 7:08pm

Hong Kong court dismisses villagers' bid to block weather radar tower

A village in Tuen Mun failed in its legal attempt yesterday to challenge the Observatory's plan to build a weather radar tower on what it claims to be a site of good fung shui.

In the Court of First Instance, Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon dismissed an application to stop construction of the tower on Tai Lam Chung village's "dragon" fung shui hot spot.

6 Sep 2012 - 8:45am

Secret forces of the mysterious

Some people believe that there is a hidden energy in the world. They believe that working with or against that energy can bring us good luck or bad luck. They might also believe that the energy will act as a gateway to hidden worlds.

The Chinese call this energy qi. In the West, it is thought to be some form of magnetic energy which forms into lines called ley lines.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

When two worlds collide

Contemporary jewellery design and traditional Chinese arts such as calligraphy and seal carving are not the likeliest of combinations.

But father-daughter team Tang Cheong-shing and Tricia Tang Tsz-chong have put those disparate art forms together in a new exhibition this month.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Harbour's 'lonely' giants need to overcome isolation

The International Financial Centre (IFC) is built on reclaimed land and so its energy is not as settled as some of the other towers built further inland in the business district, such as the HSBC and Bank of China buildings.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Plagiarism claims hound 'running dogs' professor

Peking University professor Kong Qingdong, who hit the headlines recently for calling Hongkongers 'running dogs', has been accused by a scholar of plagiarising a book he wrote 17 years ago.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Journalist tells of 1,000-day ordeal

When Ching Cheong was a pupil at the elite St Paul's College four decades ago, he made a name for himself as a bit of a troublemaker - not for bad conduct, but for his uncompromising outspokenness.

A head prefect, he refused to read the daily Bible passage for assembly because he was an atheist.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bad year for Jobs? Fung shui master on defensive

A leading fung shui master has defended his ability as a soothsayer after posting on his website a prediction of a bad Year of the Dragon ... for Apple chief Steve Jobs.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

It's tongue in cheek but some do take the fung shui index seriously

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ancient art for success

If you are starting the year by moving into a new office, fung shui could help boost your business.

Inquire about who occupied the office before and why they moved out. If it was someone who expanded their business and moved to a bigger office, do not hesitate about moving in.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ancient art for success

If you are starting the year by moving into a new office, fung shui could help boost your business.

Inquire about who occupied the office before and why they moved out. If it was someone who expanded their business and moved to a bigger office, do not hesitate about moving in.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Shake it like Bruce Lee

What do you get when you mix traditional Chinese martial arts with Western hip hop dance? The answer: martial arts dance.

Three junior reporters got to learn the basics of the art form at the East Meets West Martial Arts Dance Workshop held at the Youth Arts Foundation Studio.

Here's what they learned.

Phoebe Ma Ka-yan

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fiction's great leap forward

A population drugged by a brutal regime into losing their memories of a bloody government crackdown. A village decimated by a mysterious 'fever'. A Chinese Christmas tale of a retired schoolteacher who mourns the death of his daughter while pimping young girls to a seedy brothel for a quick buck.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fung Shui wall taken down

A fung shui wall built illegally on private land in a Sai Kung village has been torn down after a landowner for months defied an order to remove it.

But a spokeswoman for the Buildings Department said it would continue to take prosecution action against the landowner because its officers had yet to be told about the removal or asked to inspect the site.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Recollections-Impressions

Chinese pop artist Huang Yong's paintings (including, Mao - National Anthem, left) incorporate visual symbols into works such as portraiture. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends Nov 30

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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