How Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude changed her life
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As an art student, Hilarie Hon Hang-lam wanted to go against her professor’s wishes and paint for her final work. Reading Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s book convinced her to stick to her principles ..read more
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How Mexico’s early Chinese migrants traded their way to success
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In his book America’s Lost Chinese: The Rise and Fall of a Migrant Family Dream, Hugo Wong recounts how his forebears and fellow Chinese migrants in Mexico became a force in small business there ..read more
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‘We need to have purpose’: Hong Kong NGO boss on helping others thrive
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Leading the charity HandsOn Hong Kong was a scary prospect for Catherine Tong Dannaoui. The work of motivational speaker Simon Sinek inspired her to become the leader she always wanted to be ..read more
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How writing memoir of Chinese-American ‘hero’ dad healed a daughter’s grief
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The death of Alexandra Chan’s father, a Chinese-American engineer for Kodak, so devastated her she began writing a memoir of him, and learned that her grief ran far deeper than the death of a parent ..read more
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‘Your mind is your greatest enemy’: fashion CEO’s light-bulb moment
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Frederieke van Doorn, the founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based women’s tailoring brand Frey, explains how Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment changed her life ..read more
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Grandma, mother, daughter: an emotional story from China to US
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Memories of three generations of women from Communist China, Hong Kong and California and the traumas they carried with them are at the heart of Feeding Ghosts, Tessa Hulls’ debut graphic novel ..read more
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Photo trove offers window on life in China’s wartime capital Chongqing
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A new book published by Hong Kong’s Blacksmith Books features images of Chongqing shot by war correspondent Melville Jacoby that paint a picture of life in China’s temporary capital on the Yangtze ..read more
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How Half the Sky spurred Hongkonger to start ethical shoe brand
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Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s 2009 book Half the Sky opened the eyes of Natalie Chow, co-founder of Hong Kong-based sustainable and ethical shoe brand Kibo, to human trafficking and slavery ..read more
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Then & Now | The eclectic publisher jailed for plotting to kill Mao Zedong
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After World War II, Henri Vetch built a publishing career in China before being jailed for plotting to assassinate Mao Zedong and later taking the helm of the freshly minted Hong Kong University press ..read more
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Raped at 14, she was haunted for years – now her dream has come true
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Fresh from her talk at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, newly minted author Sonia Leung tells Kate Whitehead about life in a Diamond Hill slum, a devastating rape and how she finally followed her dream ..read more
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