Liang Sicheng

A house that doubt built

A dilapidated courtyard house demolished in central Beijing last year was not the first to fall victim to a developer's bulldozers.

Wednesday, 15 February, 2012, 12:00am

Police probe demolition of historic Beijing courtyard

Police in Beijing are looking into possible irregularities in the demolition of a former residence of renowned architect Liang Sicheng by a state-run developer, a senior municipal government adviser says.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Academic tide

Auniversity degree in China used to be a ticket to instant success in a country where tertiary education was rare and valued. No longer. Like many things in China, from exporting shoes to building high-speed trains, there has been a Great Leap Forward in advanced education that leads to doubts about its quality and value in real life.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Architect responsible for many of the landmarks of Shanghai

Robert Fan was one of the architects who moulded Shanghai into the 'Paris of the East' in the 1920s and '30s. His major works include landmarks such as the Shanghai Concert Hall, the Rialto, Astor and Majestic theatres, and the YMCA Building.

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Liang can put us in hunt: Zhang

Chinese veteran Zhang Lianwei believes he and partner Liang Wenchong have what it takes to mount a serious challenge for title honours on home turf.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Hunting history in Beijing

Author Diane Wei Liang grew up during the Cultural Revolution and took part in the student protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989. She delves into China's recent history in her latest book, a mystery novel called The Eye of Jade.

The book's main character, Mei, a detective, takes readers through the inside world of present-day Beijing.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Eye spy

In the opening chapter of The Eye of Jade, the first novel by Chinese author Diane Wei Liang, there's a testy exchange between a mother, Ling Bai, and her daughter Mei. Mei is a budding private detective who spent her teenage years 'in a world of her own, surrounded by her books and her thoughts. She read everything she could find. She wanted to be a writer like her father.'

20 May 2007 - 12:00am