From death threat to lucky sweet, it's horses for courses

This Chinese version of a crispy rice treat takes its name from a misheard death threat.

Thursday, 26 January, 2012, 12:00am

Cobblestones and new bricks to line all that is old and colourful

Chengdu's past lives on in the temples and parks in the old outline of the imperial city. Taoist and Buddhist temples and monuments to Song poets and politicians contrast with the city's modernisation.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Dead poet's society

As the Houhai Lake area becomes the new trendy bar district, hip young men and women flock to discos with deafening music and neon lounges. But a stone's throw away, another crowd meets at an ancient compound; groupies of the poet Nalan Xingde.

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


More than 100 Chinese glass works from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) are on display at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Glass-making developed rapidly during the Qing Dynasty with the support of the Manchu emperors, who fancied the technology brought by European missionaries.

25 May 2004 - 12:00am

Exhibition reveals the secrets and stories unearthed from beneath China's Great Wall

THE HISTORY AROUND China's most famous landmark is brought vividly to life in The Great Wall: Gems of Cultural Relics of the Nomadic Tribes exhibition.

Around 118 artifacts, each with a fascinating story, are on display until March 10 next year at the Hong Kong Museum of History.

11 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Battle on to save fading Manchurian dialect

Linguists are racing against time to save the Manchurian dialect, 89 years after Han Chinese overthrew the Manchu rulers.

Manchurian - official dialect and symbol of the elite during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) - is close to being lost forever now that fewer than 100 people are able to speak it, Xinhua said.

14 Aug 2000 - 12:00am