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Book review: The Second Tang Dynasty - The 12 Sons of Fragrant Mountain Who Changed China, by Mark O'Neill

During a visit to his mother-in-law, author, journalist and South China Morning Post contributor Mark O'Neill listens to a recollection of life growing up in Tangjiawan township in Guangdong during the Sino-Japanese war.

13 Dec 2014 - 10:39PM

During a visit to his mother-in-law, author, journalist and South China Morning Post contributor Mark O'Neill listens to a recollection of life growing up in Tangjiawan township in Guangdong during the Sino-Japanese war.

Book review: The Second Tang Dynasty - The 12 Sons of Fragrant Mountain Who Changed China, by Mark O'Neill
Book review: Free Trade's First Missionary, by Philip Bowring

Sir John Bowring, the fourth governor of Hong Kong, deserves to be recognised as one of the defining men of his era, says a new biography by Philip Bowring, a distant descendant and Post columnist.

6 Sep 2014 - 10:39PM

Sir John Bowring, the fourth governor of Hong Kong, deserves to be recognised as one of the defining men of his era, says a new biography by Philip Bowring, a distant descendant and Post columnist.

Book review: Free Trade's First Missionary, by Philip Bowring
Book review: Wives, Husbands, and Lovers

China's sexual revolution has been every bit as dramatic as its economic one, argues this collection of essays exploring changing sexual and marital norms across the mainland.

24 Aug 2014 - 7:52AM

China's sexual revolution has been every bit as dramatic as its economic one, argues this collection of essays exploring changing sexual and marital norms across the mainland.

Book review: Wives, Husbands, and Lovers
Book review: The Emperor Far Away, by David Eimer

China possesses the world's longest land border - more than 22,000 kilometres - and is neighbour to 14 countries, more than any other nation.

20 Jul 2014 - 3:35PM

China possesses the world's longest land border - more than 22,000 kilometres - and is neighbour to 14 countries, more than any other nation.

Book review: The Emperor Far Away, by David Eimer
Book review: Consumption in China, by LiAnne Yu

Talk of China's growing middle class and rising domestic consumption is enough to send economists and CEOs into fits of excitement 

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Talk of China's growing middle class and rising domestic consumption is enough to send economists and CEOs into fits of excitement 

Book review: Consumption in China, by LiAnne Yu
Book review: Van Gogh on Demand, by Winnie Wong

Dafen, a small village in the suburbs of Shenzhen, is an unlikely centre of the international art world.

22 Jun 2014 - 12:17PM

Dafen, a small village in the suburbs of Shenzhen, is an unlikely centre of the international art world.

Book review: Van Gogh on Demand, by Winnie Wong
Will Hong Kong ever reach a World Cup, or are we losing sight of the goal?

The local game has taken a tumble since the heady days of the 1970s/80s. As the planet's soccer fans turn their gaze towards Brazil, David Bartram asks what it will take for Hong Kong to ever make it to a World Cup tournament.

12 Jun 2014 - 9:35AM

The local game has taken a tumble since the heady days of the 1970s/80s. As the planet's soccer fans turn their gaze towards Brazil, David Bartram asks what it will take for Hong Kong to ever make it to a World Cup tournament.

Will Hong Kong ever reach a World Cup, or are we losing sight of the goal?
Book review: Look Who's Back, by Timur Vermes

It is certainly one of the more bizarre premises in recent contemporary fiction. It's Berlin in the year 2011, and Adolf Hitler wakes to find himself lying on a floor, initially unaware that he was somehow brought back to life and sent several decades forward in time.

18 May 2014 - 3:45PM

It is certainly one of the more bizarre premises in recent contemporary fiction. It's Berlin in the year 2011, and Adolf Hitler wakes to find himself lying on a floor, initially unaware that he was somehow brought back to life and sent several decades forward in time.

Book review: Look Who's Back, by Timur Vermes
Frozen assets: hunting icebergs in Newfoundland

Hunting icebergs in Canada's easternmost province is not as easy as it sounds, discovers David Bartram.

10 May 2014 - 11:19PM

Hunting icebergs in Canada's easternmost province is not as easy as it sounds, discovers David Bartram.

Frozen assets: hunting icebergs in Newfoundland
Book review: Debating China, edited by Nina Hachigian

China and the United States have the single most important bilateral relationship in the world, so it is worrying that the two countries appear to spend a great deal of time talking at cross purposes.

27 Apr 2014 - 5:49PM

China and the United States have the single most important bilateral relationship in the world, so it is worrying that the two countries appear to spend a great deal of time talking at cross purposes.

Book review: Debating China, edited by Nina Hachigian
Book review: Unbalanced - the Codependency of America and China, by Stephen Roach

The United States and China have become the world's ultimate odd couple, thrown together by circumstance but now so destructively co-dependent that neither seems able - or willing - to go it alone.

6 Apr 2014 - 12:40PM

The United States and China have become the world's ultimate odd couple, thrown together by circumstance but now so destructively co-dependent that neither seems able - or willing - to go it alone.

Book review: Unbalanced - the Codependency of America and China, by Stephen Roach
Book review: Online Dating as a Strategic Game, by Maurice Choi and Chan Kwok-bun

Much has been written about the mainland's "leftover men", a product of the one-child policy and sex-specific abortions that could leave as many as 24 million men without a female partner by 2020.

10 Mar 2014 - 6:47PM

Much has been written about the mainland's "leftover men", a product of the one-child policy and sex-specific abortions that could leave as many as 24 million men without a female partner by 2020.

Book review: Online Dating as a Strategic Game, by Maurice Choi and Chan Kwok-bun
Thrills and a history lesson in Hong Kong-based novel

In Emperors Once More, Hong Kong author Duncan Jepson has merged the city's past and present to create a hypothetical future in which a murky underworld threatens to rise to the surface.

9 Mar 2014 - 4:11PM

In Emperors Once More, Hong Kong author Duncan Jepson has merged the city's past and present to create a hypothetical future in which a murky underworld threatens to rise to the surface.

Thrills and a history lesson in Hong Kong-based novel
Book review: Following the Leader, by David Lampton

China's modern political elite may look very different than it did during the days of Deng Xiaoping, but it remains frustratingly opaque to those observers without a window on the corridors of power.

3 Mar 2014 - 6:01PM

China's modern political elite may look very different than it did during the days of Deng Xiaoping, but it remains frustratingly opaque to those observers without a window on the corridors of power.

Book review: Following the Leader, by David Lampton
Book review: Milestones on a Golden Road, by Richard King

It can be difficult, and not always desirable, to separate art and politics.

10 Feb 2014 - 5:05PM

It can be difficult, and not always desirable, to separate art and politics.

Book review: Milestones on a Golden Road, by Richard King