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Open letter: New chair of HKU council must seize the moment for governance reform
Book review: 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by Sarah Thornton

This sequel to Sarah Thornton's excellent Seven Days in the Art World lifts the lid on the contemporary art scene again, in order to examine the strange life-forms within.

21 Sep 2014 - 11:07AM

This sequel to Sarah Thornton's excellent Seven Days in the Art World lifts the lid on the contemporary art scene again, in order to examine the strange life-forms within.

Book review: 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by Sarah Thornton
Book review: Firelight of a Different Colour: The Life and Times of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, by Nigel Collett

Nigel Collett is an admirer of the late singer-actor Leslie Cheung, and has written a sympathetic and well-researched biography without being overwhelmed by the glamour of his subject.

31 Mar 2014 - 6:02PM

Nigel Collett is an admirer of the late singer-actor Leslie Cheung, and has written a sympathetic and well-researched biography without being overwhelmed by the glamour of his subject.

Book review: Firelight of a Different Colour: The Life and Times of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, by Nigel Collett
Book review: Dictionary of Untranslatables, edited by Barbara Cassin

Do you know your erscheinung from your eidôlon? What is the pertinent distinction between zôê and bios? Are you experiencing desengaño? What do you propose to do about the modern episteme?

23 Mar 2014 - 3:52PM

Do you know your erscheinung from your eidôlon? What is the pertinent distinction between zôê and bios? Are you experiencing desengaño? What do you propose to do about the modern episteme?

Book review: Dictionary of Untranslatables, edited by Barbara Cassin
The Brown Envelope Club
18 Jul 2010 - 12:00AM
The Brown Envelope Club
The Other
31 Aug 2008 - 12:00AM
The Other
Tell Me a Story: Forty Years Newspapering in Hong Kong and China
Escape from the Land of Snows
16 Jan 2011 - 12:00AM
Escape from the Land of Snows
The Cobra
12 Sep 2010 - 12:00AM
The Cobra
Rhett Butler's People
24 Feb 2008 - 12:00AM
Rhett Butler's People
Deaf Sentence
18 May 2008 - 12:00AM
Deaf Sentence
Book review: Found in Translation, by Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche

The US State Department was recently asked to translate a message in Dzongkha sent to President Barack Obama by the King of Bhutan. The translator it found, however, refused the assignment.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:05PM

The US State Department was recently asked to translate a message in Dzongkha sent to President Barack Obama by the King of Bhutan. The translator it found, however, refused the assignment.

Book review: Found in Translation, by Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche
Meltdown
30 Mar 2008 - 12:00AM
Meltdown
Ways of Life
16 Nov 2008 - 12:00AM
Ways of Life
Book review: Evil Men, by James Dawes

This is a hard book to read, and once you have finished, you will probably not want to read it again.

21 Apr 2013 - 4:10PM

This is a hard book to read, and once you have finished, you will probably not want to read it again.

Book review: Evil Men, by James Dawes
A Most Wanted Man
9 Nov 2008 - 12:00AM
A Most  Wanted Man
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and  the Triumph of Spectacle
The Other Half Lives
28 Jun 2009 - 12:00AM
The Other Half Lives
Campaign Ruby
21 Nov 2010 - 12:00AM
Campaign Ruby
Dead Tomorrow
27 Dec 2009 - 12:00AM
Dead Tomorrow
Book review: Bend, Not Break by Ping Fu with MeiMei Fox

Ping Fu has two lives. Although they are interleaved in this memoir, Bend, Not Break is really two books in familiar genres: the Cultural Revolution narrative, and the immigrant success story.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:58PM

Ping Fu has two lives. Although they are interleaved in this memoir, Bend, Not Break is really two books in familiar genres: the Cultural Revolution narrative, and the immigrant success story.

Book review: Bend, Not Break by Ping Fu with MeiMei Fox
Book review: And Man Created God, by Selina O'Grady

If you lived at the time of Jesus and were looking round for a basis for your spiritual life, you would have found plenty to choose from.

16 Jun 2013 - 4:24PM

If you lived at the time of Jesus and were looking round for a basis for your spiritual life, you would have found plenty to choose from.

Book review: And Man Created God, by Selina O'Grady