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Review: Journal of the Plague Year

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.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 12:02pm

Tibet plague alert for travellers

Hong Kong travellers to Tibet have been advised to take precautions against pneumonic plague, a highly contagious bacterial infection. The Centre for Health Protection issued the advisory yesterday after it learned of two fatal cases in Linzhi. A 35-year-old man and his wife, 38, who were not from Hong Kong, died last month.

2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Double dose of divergent storytellers

Geraldine Brooks, fresh from winning this year's Pulitzer Prize for her novel March, and fellow author Melina Marchetta arrive in Shanghai looking only a shade bewildered by the city's bustle.

23 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Middle Ages plagues tied to genetic Aids immunity

About 10 per cent of Europeans enjoy a natural protection against Aids because of plague outbreaks that engulfed the continent in the Middle Ages, British scientists say.

12 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Brave villagers battle deadly disease

In 1665, London was in the grip of the most terrible outbreak of disease the city had ever seen. Bubonic plague was systematically killing thousands of Londoners and the civic authorities were fighting a losing battle to get the situation under control.

27 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Co-operation vital in disease fight

In the modern era, we pride ourselves for having vanquished a host of diseases and maladies that plagued our more ignorant forbearers for centuries. But our primal fear of sudden physical ailment remains, as do the silent killers that still hunt us down in our unsuspecting moments.

14 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Plagues worse than imagined

God is in heaven, listening to a presentation from the chairangel of the Great Plagues Department. After a few minutes, He interrupts, failing to hide a trace of peevishness: 'Yes, yes, Gabby, but have you done anything really original in the last millennium or two? Remember that great stuff you used to do, you know, plagues of boils and rats and so on, back in Egypt in the old days?

15 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Poster plague

I would like to use these columns to beg the answer to the thorny question of whether or not it is actually illegal for property agents, or their agents, to staple advertising posters on to the railings which run along public roads? I say thorny, because I have been give two contradictory answers.

31 May 1996 - 12:00am