Culture of China

Censors wrong about 'purity' of language

The prosperity and cultural wealth of a nation or a city often depend on the ability to interact with the wider world.

Friday, 11 February, 2011, 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 Circle the different aspects of guanxi listed in the article.

a. Baby-sitting

b. Shared favours

c. Reciprocity

d. Connections

e. Despotism

2 What is the main reason why people use guanxi on the mainland?

3 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Dao and then

Lucille Lo Yuk-yin's forthcoming solo exhibition couldn't have come at a better time, with the city gripped by even the slightest movement of the Hang Seng Index. For after exploring social changes in the past decade, the multimedia artist concludes that Hong Kong has become preoccupied with wealth, status and glamour.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Breathing fire

AShanghai academic has caused a storm by suggesting that one of the nation's cherished symbols, the dragon, is in need of a makeover. Wu Youfu, a professor of public relations at Shanghai International Studies University, released a paper, On Branding the Chinese National Image, in April.

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Dragon lady thanks her lucky start and throws it all into the mix

Kate Beynon is a firm believer in luck. After all, she was born in Kowloon ('nine dragons') at nine o'clock on the ninth day of the ninth month.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Of wives, concubines and mistresses

I refer to 'Why Hong Kong never really bade farewell to its concubines' (Sunday Morning Post, June 29), by Jason Wordie.

I am afraid that Wordie confuses Chinese wives with concubines.

6 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

A brush with culture

A group of local teenagers who attended a summer art camp in Beijing has shown they can blend creativity with traditional Chinese culture.

They held an exhibition of their works at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in Wan Chai last month.

1 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Chinese people cautious

I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Coming up against cultural brick wall', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on October 23.

27 Oct 1995 - 12:00am