Books and Literature
Review | China’s internet history, and a middle way between control and profit
22 Mar 2019 - 1:53AM

In The Great Firewall of China, James Griffiths is as critical of Chinese censors as he is of the profit-driven American tech industry. He sketches a vision of a user-controlled internet true to the technology’s initial promise.

Review | China’s internet history, and a middle way between control and profit

In The Great Firewall of China, James Griffiths is as critical of Chinese censors as he is of the profit-driven American tech industry. He sketches a vision of a user-controlled internet true to the technology’s initial promise.

22 Mar 2019 - 1:53AM
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.

19 Mar 2019 - 6:31PM
Books and Literature
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.

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.

19 Mar 2019 - 6:31PM
Donald Trump
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
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.

11 Mar 2019 - 8:53PM
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
Old Hong Kong
‘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