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4 04, 2020

Jet Li on how he played two real-life Chinese martial arts heroes on film, and the differences between Fong Sai-yuk and Wong Fei-hung

By | 2020-04-04T21:00:15+00:00 April 4th, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on Jet Li on how he played two real-life Chinese martial arts heroes on film, and the differences between Fong Sai-yuk and Wong Fei-hung

Hong Kong New Wave director Tsui Hark’s updated interpretation of real-life Cantonese hero Wong Fei-hung in his Once Upon a Time in China films made a star of China-born martial artist Jet Li Lianjie, and started a trend for films set in a historical C...

4 04, 2020

To fight Trump’s falsehoods, ‘overwhelm him with facts’, according to new book Front Row at the Trump Show

By | 2020-04-04T14:00:17+00:00 April 4th, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on To fight Trump’s falsehoods, ‘overwhelm him with facts’, according to new book Front Row at the Trump Show

Shortly after US President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” during the first year of his presidency, then White House chief of staff John Kelly explained one of the challenges to his position.Two weeks after Trump made the unexp...

3 04, 2020

Hong Kong gallery finds reasons to be cheerful with exhibition of contemporary art

By | 2020-04-03T07:30:09+00:00 April 3rd, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on Hong Kong gallery finds reasons to be cheerful with exhibition of contemporary art

The coronavirus outbreak has given the art world little to smile about. Central gallery Over the Influence hopes to bring some colour back into our lives with its latest exhibition, “Rise and Shine”, a collection of works by United States-based contem­...

2 04, 2020

China and the world: 2,000 years of myths, misconceptions and among them, some truths

By | 2020-04-02T21:00:13+00:00 April 2nd, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on China and the world: 2,000 years of myths, misconceptions and among them, some truths

Great State: China and the World, by Timothy Brook, HarperCollins, 3.5/5 starsHistorian Timothy Brook is probably best known for 2008’s wide-ranging Vermeer’s Hat, in which he used the Dutch master’s paintings as a starting point for his discussion of ...