Books and Literature
Review | Korean free-diving ‘mermaids’ brought to life in Lisa See novel
18 Mar 2019 - 6:30PM

American writer’s new novel The Island of Sea Women looks at the friendship of two of the divers known as Jeju Island Mermaids from the 1930s to recent times. Passages that detail the daily lives of the divers are the most engrossing.

Review | Korean free-diving ‘mermaids’ brought to life in Lisa See novel

American writer’s new novel The Island of Sea Women looks at the friendship of two of the divers known as Jeju Island Mermaids from the 1930s to recent times. Passages that detail the daily lives of the divers are the most engrossing.

18 Mar 2019 - 6:30PM
White House rows of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump get an airing

A new book describes the tumultuous rows that US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter had with other senior advisers, and questions whether the couple really has the country’s best interests at heart.

15 Mar 2019 - 9:30PM
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White House rows of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump get an airing

A new book describes the tumultuous rows that US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter had with other senior advisers, and questions whether the couple really has the country’s best interests at heart.

A new book describes the tumultuous rows that US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter had with other senior advisers, and questions whether the couple really has the country’s best interests at heart.

15 Mar 2019 - 9:30PM
Books and Literature
Striking photos of China in the 1980s, a time of hope and optimism

For his photo book ‘The Door Opened: 1980s China’, Adrian Bradshaw says he wants to reflect the dignity, optimism and warmth of the people he encountered at a time of wide-ranging change.

For his photo book ‘The Door Opened: 1980s China’, Adrian Bradshaw says he wants to reflect the dignity, optimism and warmth of the people he encountered at a time of wide-ranging change.

11 Mar 2019 - 8:53PM
‘There was a lot of revisionism’: a colonial Singapore education recalled

Now based in Malaysia, Hong Kong-born writer David T.K. Wong talks about the different stages of his eventful life – from wartime refugee to journalist, civil servant, novelist and, finally, philanthropist.

8 Mar 2019 - 11:11AM
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‘There was a lot of revisionism’: a colonial Singapore education recalled

Now based in Malaysia, Hong Kong-born writer David T.K. Wong talks about the different stages of his eventful life – from wartime refugee to journalist, civil servant, novelist and, finally, philanthropist.

Now based in Malaysia, Hong Kong-born writer David T.K. Wong talks about the different stages of his eventful life – from wartime refugee to journalist, civil servant, novelist and, finally, philanthropist.

8 Mar 2019 - 11:11AM
Chinese history
Review | When Pol Pot lounged by Mao’s pool: how China exported Maoism

In Maoism: A Global History, China scholar Julia Lovell explains Mao-era China’s influence across the globe, funding insurgencies from Africa to Nepal to Peru, and inspiring others closer to home in Cambodia and Malaya.

In Maoism: A Global History, China scholar Julia Lovell explains Mao-era China’s influence across the globe, funding insurgencies from Africa to Nepal to Peru, and inspiring others closer to home in Cambodia and Malaya.

8 Mar 2019 - 10:28AM
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