Posts Tagged ‘books’
Picture books seek survival in Hong Kong By Crystal Wu The winter sun shines down warmly on the families gathered for a reading activity at the spacious lawn of the Peak’s Mount Austin Playground. It is a lazy Sunday afternoon, and parents and children bask in the sunlight, reading picture books they chose from a pile […]
A 38-year-old bookstore in North Point is a home to decades-old books and more than 30 homeless cats.
Writer-critic Tang Siu-wa explains why she has stopped sparring with words and promotes literature instead.
The Hong Kong government and some schools are optimistic about e-textbooks being the way of the future. But that’s not going so well. Why?
As an exchange student, Egyptian poet Sayed Gouda witnessed the historic Tiananmen Square protests and crackdown of 1989. Now, as a Hong Kong resident, he once again found himself living under Beijing’s shadow after the Umbrella Movement broke out. Gouda talks to Varsity about his unforgettable memories of Beijing and his insights on the Occupy Central Movement.
Hong Kong is not just about fast money, fast food and fast fashion. In the heart of the city, there is an oasis for reading and reflection. Varsity visits the Coming Society for a dose of intellectual stimulation.
This issue of Varsity looks at books and reading in Hong Kong. The city is often described as a cultural and literary desert whose residents are more interested in shopping than reading. In Periscope, we look at several aspects of Hong Kong’s reading culture and as a market for book sales: Eslite is Taiwan’s best-known […]
When Taiwan’s leading bookstore opened its first Hong Kong branch this summer, it became the place to see and be seen. The hype surrounding the bookshop led people to ask whether it could be a boost to Hong Kong’s flagging reading culture.
In recent years, Hong Kong has become a shopping paradise for people from the mainland. They are eager to snap up genuine brands of everything from milk powder to toiletries and cosmetics. But there is another thing visitors are keen to buy – books that have been censored and banned back home.
Today’s young people have grown up in a digital age and are just as likely to read online articles as books. They’re often accused of not reading enough or at all. Is this accusation fair? Varsity explores and conducts a reading habits survey of our own.