The Legend of the Condor Heroes

A pop writer for starry-eyed teens

He calls himself a 'mainland version of the American dream'. And that's just what he is.

Monday, 16 January, 2012, 12:00am

The Transition Period

Today, Zhou Hao's The Transition Period - which premiered at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2009 - comes with a new Chinese title. It's now called Shuji (Secretary). This title refers to the profession of Guo Yongchang, the documentary's protagonist and, at the time of filming, party secretary of the Henanese county of Gushi.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth

20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth

by Xiaolu Guo

Chatto & Windus, HK$208

Readers familiar with Xiaolu Guo's first novel in English will be relieved that her follow-up work dispenses with the cloying Chinglish that nevertheless saw its being short-listed last year for the Orange Prize.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

In the spotlight

Michelle Yim is a veteran on the local entertainment scene.

She was in secondary school when she took a training course organised by Shaw Brothers in the mid-70s.

In 1976, she rose to fame following her witty portrayal of the character Wong Yong in Legend of Condor Heroes.

The drama was adapted from the popular novel written by Louis Cha.

6 Jun 2005 - 12:00am