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History

Posing a colonial mystery

Novelist and philosopher Christopher New revisits his beloved Hong Kong for a period tale, writes Kate Whitehead

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 3:15pm

Book review: And Man Created God, by Selina O'Grady

If you lived at the time of Jesus and were looking round for a basis for your spiritual life, you would have found plenty to choose from.

16 Jun 2013 - 4:24pm

Book lead: 'Helium' by Jaspreet Singh

New Delhi-born, Toronto-based author Jaspreet Singh's eagerly awaited second novel, Helium, is rather unusual, disturbingly beautiful and somewhat angry.

9 Jun 2013 - 3:43pm

Expedition may have found Amelia Earhart's plane off South Pacific island

Earhart and her navigator vanished on July 2, 1937, after they took off from Papua New Guinea in a twin-engined Electra headed for Howland Island. They were more than halfway through an unprecedented bid to circle the globe along the equator.

2 Jun 2013 - 7:58am

Top officials bury 1978 idea to spy on civil servants

A confidential record from that year showed there was a suggestion that the newly formed Independent Commission Against Corruption should be able to collect pay-lists, leave rosters, postings and pictures of people in other law enforcement agencies.

27 May 2013 - 4:21am

GI liberators were big trouble in 1944 Normandy, says new book

Far removed from accounts of selfless derring-do, many US soldiers were viewed by the French as sex-obsessed thugs who had been promised an "erotic adventure" - a mission that was fulfilled, much to the chagrin of locals.

27 May 2013 - 5:59am 1 comment

Review: Journal of the Plague Year

Racism and colonial superiority form the core themes of this exhibition about Hong Kong's bouts of sickness and epidemic over the past century.

21 May 2013 - 12:02pm

Thirty years on, a young turk recalls historic trip

When the 12 members of the "Young Professionals Delegation" met National People's Congress vice-chairman Xi Zhongxun in Beijing in May 1983, they could hardly imagine that the state leader's son, Xi Jinping, would eventually become paramount leader.

20 May 2013 - 5:27am

Discovery of US plane wreck sheds light on one of Hong Kong's darkest days

It was January 16, 1945, a day that saw the heaviest American bombing of Japanese targets in Hong Kong. Between 9am and 5pm, 154 tonnes of bombs were dropped, and hundreds of thousands of machine gun rounds were fired.

19 May 2013 - 10:09am

Migrants' flawed champion

Wong Chin Foo did not manage to hold on to his celebrity posthumously: most Chinese Americans would not recognise his name today.

24 May 2013 - 11:09am

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