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Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

Reissue of pre-1997 poetry collection still has much relevance today

City at the End of Time, a collection of bilingual poems by Hong Kong poet Leung Ping-kwan, was first published in 1992 when the upcoming 1997 handover loomed large over the works and how they were interpreted. Today, readers of this new edition can view the poems with the benefit of historical hindsight. Yet, despite 15 years having passed since Hong Kong was handed back to China, Leung's insights remain surprisingly fresh and relevant.

Monday, 10 September, 2012, 9:41am


Perceptions by Gillian Bickley Proverse Hong Kong

Taking her readers on a journey from Hong Kong to Albania and beyond, Perceptions covers three decades of writing from British-born poet Gillian Bickley, who has lived here since the 1970s.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A belated thank you for a father's sacrifice

What is The Little Red Guard about?

This story centres on my grandmother and her coffin. In fact, it is a story about my father, who spent the better part of his life trying to fulfil his mother's last wish of having a traditional burial.

What made you tell this story?

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Pioneering online writer moves beyond medium

How did you first become a writer?

In the beginning I just wrote for fun online - I didn't take it seriously. Then people liked what I wrote, I was approached by publishers, and here we are.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Pride and prejudice

In 2005, while living as a student in Hong Kong, I had a conversation with a classmate that betrayed the deep tensions between residents of the former colony and their cousins up north.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Blessed are the mask makers

Two weeks ago I spent a few nights at Tokyo's Park Hyatt hotel - famous for the scene in Lost in Translation where a lonesome Bill Murray nurses a drink looking over the twinkling lights of the city below.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

It's all about the money, honey

If you can, try to ignore the cringing melodrama in A Beautiful Life, Hong Kong director Andrew Lau Wai-keung's first stab at romance and an abrupt departure from his famed Infernal Affairs triad trilogy.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am