Professor Eric Hobsbawm, the British historian and lifelong socialist, has died. He was 95.Tuesday, 2 October, 2012, 3:52am
You might think the life of a historian is boring, but certainly safe. Apart from a paper cut, how much danger can a historian ever face from his work?
That's not the case with China. Digging into the past can be perilous, even if all it means is browsing through old newspapers and books.28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
English-language novelists, poets, historians and non-fiction writers will discuss their works at the Hong Kong Book Fair in a series of public talks. Register at hkbookfair.hktdc.com. All sessions at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, unless otherwise noted.
July 2017 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Chinese University yesterday announced the appointments of internationally known historian Hsiung Ping-chen as dean of arts, from July 2, and Wong Tak-jun as dean of business administration from next month. It also named paediatrics professor Fok Tai-fai as dean of medicine from November last year. The appointees will all serve initial terms of five years.29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
A Very Short History of the World
by Geoffrey Blainey
Penguin, HK$14423 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
A Backpack and a Bit of Luck - Stories of a Traveller with No Sense of Direction
by Zhang Su Li
Marshall Cavendish, HK$991 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
'As a fiction writer I'm in the business of writing lies that are believable, that will elevate the reader to consider some aspect of human nature,' historical novelist Kunal Basu told a 220-strong festival audience at Olympic House. 'I'm not a historian. I think about stories. My starting point is a story that forms in my mind.19 Mar 2006 - 12:00am