Ilaria Maria Sala

Ilaria Maria Sala is a writer based in Hong Kong.
Ilaria Maria Sala
Ilaria Maria Sala is a writer based in Hong Kong.

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On Reflection | The Pope has a China dream, and burning Bibles won’t get in the way

Rumour has it that Francis is about to switch the Vatican’s allegiance from Taipei to Beijing – and he appears willing to move heaven and earth to do so.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Rumour has it that Francis is about to switch the Vatican’s allegiance from Taipei to Beijing – and he appears willing to move heaven and earth to do so.

The Pope has a China dream, and burning Bibles won’t get in the way
Gay sex in China: where communist puritanism meets colonial baggage

Centuries-old tales showing an acceptance of same-sex romance abound in Chinese culture, but even ultra modern Hong Kong lags behind in embracing the LGBTI community.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Centuries-old tales showing an acceptance of same-sex romance abound in Chinese culture, but even ultra modern Hong Kong lags behind in embracing the LGBTI community.

Gay sex in China: where communist puritanism meets colonial baggage
Review | Eileen Chang’s life in wartime Hong Kong and Shanghai laid bare in autobiographical novel  

Translated into English for the first time, Little Reunions recounts how familial strife and misguided passion endanger a writer’s struggle for modernity in time of war

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Translated into English for the first time, Little Reunions recounts how familial strife and misguided passion endanger a writer’s struggle for modernity in time of war

Eileen Chang’s life in wartime Hong Kong and Shanghai laid bare in autobiographical novel  
Rohingya crisis, creative freedom hot topics at Bangladesh literary festival

Authors Ben Okri and Lionel Shriver, and actress Tilda Swinton, lent star power to the Dhaka Lit Fest, but the flood of Muslim refugees from Myanmar was on the lips of most festivalgoers

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Authors Ben Okri and Lionel Shriver, and actress Tilda Swinton, lent star power to the Dhaka Lit Fest, but the flood of Muslim refugees from Myanmar was on the lips of most festivalgoers

Rohingya crisis, creative freedom hot topics at Bangladesh literary festival
Pope Francis courting Asia again with Myanmar, Bangladesh trips, but China...

When Pope Francis touches down in Asia this November, it will do much to underline his regard for the peripheries of the traditional Catholic world. Yet his hopes of forging a stronger relationship with China appear likely to remain – at least for now – an unanswered prayer.

13 Aug 2017 - 10:11AM

When Pope Francis touches down in Asia this November, it will do much to underline his regard for the peripheries of the traditional Catholic world. Yet his hopes of forging a stronger relationship with China appear likely to remain – at least for now – an unanswered prayer.

Pope Francis courting Asia again with Myanmar, Bangladesh trips, but China...
The real reason Japan’s emperor wants to abdicate

At 82, Emperor Akihito has hinted his failing health is behind the decision – but the move may also be aimed at thwarting the desire of the right to change the country’s pacifist constitution.

28 Sep 2016 - 1:16PM

At 82, Emperor Akihito has hinted his failing health is behind the decision – but the move may also be aimed at thwarting the desire of the right to change the country’s pacifist constitution.

The real reason Japan’s emperor wants to abdicate