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Chinese Traditional Religion

Tours help promote Chiu Chow hungry ghost festival in Hong Kong

On a hot summer evening, a crowd gathers around a paper horse as tall as a man to hear a hair-raising tale of the unlikely.

Sunday, 19 August, 2012, 10:17am

Sceptics mock professor's mother-hugging display

Flamboyant Peking University president Zhou Qifeng has sparked a public debate over filial piety after returning to his ancestral home in Hunan province for his mother's 90th birthday.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rent-a-sweep trade is a grave offence to some

Businesses on the mainland that help people sweep their relatives' graves during the annual Ching Ming festival have come under a media spotlight, and sparked controversy over the commercialisation of filial piety.

4 Apr 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

Finding traces of the present in ancient bronze

History is often said to be about studying the past to better understand the present. Nothing could be truer for Professor Chen Zhi of Hong Kong Baptist University.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

China: A Religious State

China: A Religious State by John Lagerwey Hong Kong University Press HK$125

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


Stop blaming the West for all of Chinese society's ills

I refer to the letter by Hermia Lee ('Young people will benefit from ethics', February 21).

She writes that Western values 'dominant in Hong Kong' account for 'compensated dating, pseudo models and higher suicide rates. If our young people had studied Chinese ethics, things might have been different.'

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Temple gets hi-tech help to make sure visitors pick the right sticks

Worshippers worried about missing fortune sticks spoiling their readings should proceed to Wong Tai Sin Temple next month, when it introduces a hi-tech system to ensure all sticks are present and correct.

Picking the bamboo sticks from a container to find out what lies ahead is a tradition in Hong Kong.

9 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

In memoriam

You may have noticed the ancestral tablets that can be found in homes across Asia. They consist of an upright piece of flat wood standing on a wooden pedestal. Both the pedestal and the borders of the tablet bear elaborate designs.

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Developer of private cemetery disputes order to demolish

The developer of a private cemetery on a Tai Po island has disputed an order to demolish unauthorised structures on Ma Shi Chau.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am