Written by Carol Anne Goodwin Jones. As Hong Kong marks the 20th anniversary of its handover from British to Chinese sovereignty, it is preparing for a display of very mixed emotions. Loyal communist supporters will celebrate Hong Kong’s return to the “motherland”; there will be spectacular fireworks over […]
Written by Bo-Wah Leung. There are more than 350 kinds of Chinese opera, of which Peking opera is the most famous internationally. It has been argued that Chinese opera should be called ‘xiqu‘ (戲曲 literally, theatre and music), because it concentrates not only on music but also involves […]
Written by Kam C. Wong. To date, most Hong Kong Police (HKP) Officers feel that a once well-ordered society is fast eclipsing, post 1997, as is evident by recent public disturbances, from the Umbrella Revolution (2014) (UR) to the Mongkok Riots (2016) (MKR). To them, the Special Administrative […]
Written by Anqi Shen. Who are women judges in China? What do they do? What are their roles and positions in the Chinese judicial profession? These questions help us to get to know female judicial officers in post-Mao China.
Written by J. Michael Cole. Anyone who follows domestic politics in Taiwan will have seen in recent days a series of brawls pitting opposition Kuomintang lawmakers against those from the majority Democratic Progressive Party. Faces have been slapped; necks choked; water sprayed; and pieces of furniture — chairs, […]
Written by Leïla Choukroune. They have broken his life and confiscated his death. But what was his crime? Democracy was the offence. In a country where freedom and human rights are kept at bay to the benefit of the stability of an oppressive regime resting upon the fiction […]