Melanie Ho

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Review | In Strange Beasts of China, Yan Ge’s fabled creatures aren’t so different from the humans they live among

Yan Ge’s novel, translated from Chinese by Jeremy Tiang, follows a cryptozoologist who is tasked with learning about the beasts of a fictional city and in uncovering their stories, discovers more about herself, too.

Yan Ge’s novel, translated from Chinese by Jeremy Tiang, follows a cryptozoologist who is tasked with learning about the beasts of a fictional city and in uncovering their stories, discovers more about herself, too.

In Strange Beasts of China, Yan Ge’s fabled creatures aren’t so different from the humans they live among
9 Nov 2020 - 4:54PM
Review | Children’s history of world’s oldest and longest canal a beautifully illustrated journey into China’s past

In China Through Time, young readers go on a time-travelling journey through 2,500 years of Chinese history. Stunning panoramic illustrations and engaging text bring key periods and turning points in the Grand Canal’s story to life.

In China Through Time, young readers go on a time-travelling journey through 2,500 years of Chinese history. Stunning panoramic illustrations and engaging text bring key periods and turning points in the Grand Canal’s story to life.

Children’s history of world’s oldest and longest canal a beautifully illustrated journey into China’s past
25 Mar 2020 - 5:31PM
The Chinese artist who drew Disney’s Bambi: a look at the life of the immigrant behind the illustrations

You might not know his name, but you will know his work. Chinese immigrant Tyrus Wong was the lead production illustrator for the Disney classic film Bambi – but he never received proper recognition for his dreamy artwork.

You might not know his name, but you will know his work. Chinese immigrant Tyrus Wong was the lead production illustrator for the Disney classic film Bambi – but he never received proper recognition for his dreamy artwork.

The Chinese artist who drew Disney’s Bambi: a look at the life of the immigrant behind the illustrations
16 Jan 2020 - 6:21PM
Beautiful watercolour plates of more than 100 Hong Kong trees a real labour of love

Sally Grace Bunker spent up to six hours a day for 7½ years to complete this stunning book. Her watercolour plates depict more than 100 trees in different stages of development.

Sally Grace Bunker spent up to six hours a day for 7½ years to complete this stunning book. Her watercolour plates depict more than 100 trees in different stages of development.

Beautiful watercolour plates of more than 100 Hong Kong trees a real labour of love
28 Apr 2019 - 7:14PM
Kelly Yang mines her experience as child immigrant in US for touching debut novel

Front Desk, the debut novel of Harvard Law graduate and Hong Kong writing and debate coach Kelly Yang, recounts the highs and lows of a family-run motel as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old desk clerk – as she once was herself

Front Desk, the debut novel of Harvard Law graduate and Hong Kong writing and debate coach Kelly Yang, recounts the highs and lows of a family-run motel as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old desk clerk – as she once was herself

Kelly Yang mines her experience as child immigrant in US for touching debut novel
21 Oct 2020 - 5:12PM
Opera makes a dramatic return to Dom Pedro V, Macau, China’s oldest Western-style theatre

The Dom Pedro V Theatre, built in 1860, will host a production combining two operas, La Serva Padrona from 1733 and Il Segreto di Susanna from 1909, with music supplied by a trombone quartet. More operas are planned for the future

The Dom Pedro V Theatre, built in 1860, will host a production combining two operas, La Serva Padrona from 1733 and Il Segreto di Susanna from 1909, with music supplied by a trombone quartet. More operas are planned for the future

Opera makes a dramatic return to Dom Pedro V, Macau, China’s oldest Western-style theatre
21 Mar 2018 - 7:39PM
From Butterfly to Aida and Tosca, how Chinese soprano He Hui took Italian opera to heart – book extract

In an extract from her new book, Hong Kong author Melanie Ho describes how a singer from Xian, China, has made some of the biggest roles in Italian opera her own, none more than the title role in Madama Butterfly

In an extract from her new book, Hong Kong author Melanie Ho describes how a singer from Xian, China, has made some of the biggest roles in Italian opera her own, none more than the title role in Madama Butterfly

From Butterfly to Aida and Tosca, how Chinese soprano He Hui took Italian opera to heart – book extract
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Chinese soprano He Hui talks about singing Aida for Placido Domingo and loving the role she’ll perform in Hong Hong this month

Since her debut in 1998, He has sung the role of Aida in some of the best-known opera houses in the world; she returns to Hong Kong to reprise her favourite part in a new joint production by Shanghai Opera House and Opera Hong Kong

Since her debut in 1998, He has sung the role of Aida in some of the best-known opera houses in the world; she returns to Hong Kong to reprise her favourite part in a new joint production by Shanghai Opera House and Opera Hong Kong

Chinese soprano He Hui talks about singing Aida for Placido Domingo and loving the role she’ll perform in Hong Hong this month
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Rossini as rom-com: Opera Hong Kong sets The Barber of Seville in Hollywood’s golden age

Director turns to the theatre of Hollywood musicals for production of Rossini’s comic opera, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Lauricella, making her Asian debut, relishes the challenge of singing Rosina, gutsy girl in a man’s world

Director turns to the theatre of Hollywood musicals for production of Rossini’s comic opera, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Lauricella, making her Asian debut, relishes the challenge of singing Rosina, gutsy girl in a man’s world

Rossini as rom-com: Opera Hong Kong sets The Barber of Seville in Hollywood’s golden age
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Review | Book review: Imprint 16 combines the talents, experiences and voices of Hong Kong’s female writers

The latest collection of short stories, personal essays and more from the Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society takes readers across the world and back in an engaging volume of nearly 60 pieces

The latest collection of short stories, personal essays and more from the Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society takes readers across the world and back in an engaging volume of nearly 60 pieces

Book review: Imprint 16 combines the talents, experiences and voices of Hong Kong’s female writers
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Review | Book review: how sport saved ultra-runner Charlie Engle

Engle was a drug addict and alcoholic for a decade, but when he hit rock bottom it was his running that saved his life, as he recounts in this personable, plain-speaking autobiography

Engle was a drug addict and alcoholic for a decade, but when he hit rock bottom it was his running that saved his life, as he recounts in this personable, plain-speaking autobiography

Book review: how sport saved ultra-runner Charlie Engle
22 Sep 2016 - 5:31PM
US lose bridesmaids tag with long-awaited final victory

As the American women crowded around their new trophy, one beamed and shouted out perhaps the quintessential phrase of the game: 'Now we don't have to cry into our beer.'

As the American women crowded around their new trophy, one beamed and shouted out perhaps the quintessential phrase of the game: 'Now we don't have to cry into our beer.'

US lose bridesmaids tag with long-awaited final victory
20 May 2014 - 9:31PM
I wanna  be an ANIMAL COUNSELLOR
21 Sep 2003 - 12:00AM
Write On!
16 Apr 2003 - 12:00AM
BRANCHING OUT
3 Aug 2003 - 12:00AM
Touch and tag makes its mark in Hong Kong
5 May 2007 - 12:00AM
A world apart
18 May 2004 - 12:00AM
I wanna be a WEB DESIGNER
24 Aug 2003 - 12:00AM
Barca vow to bring a galaxy of stars
19 May 2007 - 12:00AM
Chi Spa
15 Nov 2005 - 12:00AM
Watson paves way for 'new' kind of adventure in Wan Tsai
12 May 2007 - 12:00AM
Caroliners the raining FA Cup holders after watery win
20 May 2007 - 12:00AM
Giresse to star in Soccer Sevens
3 May 2007 - 12:00AM
Cup finalists refuse to be distracted by prospect of Liverpool
19 May 2007 - 12:00AM
It's Sampras v Federer for Macau
24 May 2007 - 12:00AM
Marathon benefits from rivalry among casinos
10 May 2007 - 12:00AM
China confirmed for HK Grand Prix
23 May 2007 - 12:00AM
Bale acted too fast, says Le Tissier
27 May 2007 - 12:00AM
Marsh finally finds what he is looking for - the road to Le Mans
23 May 2007 - 12:00AM
Chiu fends off strong challenge from Au to win 12th Closed title
3 Jun 2007 - 12:00AM