21 November 2016

Hong Kong book launch: the Sheriff of Wan Chai wants to buy you a drink

2016-11-24T01:13:55+08:00November 21st, 2016|events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

In 1976, Peter Mann left a gloomy England for the last corner of the British empire: Hong Kong. As a police inspector, he commanded a sub-unit and led a district vice squad in Kowloon, before joining the colonial government’s Administrative Service and working in the fields of transport, housing, security, environment and tourism. He also served as District Officer for [...]

1 November 2012

Book launch and photo exhibition, Nov 7th — Kowloon: Unknown Territory

2016-11-24T01:14:13+08:00November 1st, 2012|authors, events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

What do "deep water pier", "nine dragons city" and "mandarin's lake" have in common with "Wong Tai Sin", the name of a Taoist deity? They're all districts in Kowloon. This new book is an exploration of what is often seen as Hong Kong's shadow-side, from the viewpoints of community, consumerism, art, food, fashion and sex – 15 years after the [...]

28 September 2011

Book launch: Don’t Joke on the Stairs

2016-11-24T01:14:21+08:00September 28th, 2011|authors, china, events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Cantonese can be difficult, and people are often put off learning it. But Norwegian Cantonese teacher Cecilie Gamst Berg has hit on the best strategy: she avoids boring classrooms and teaches Cantonese in the places you will actually need it -- in shops, taxis and bars. OK, mostly in bars, but sometimes in cha chaan teng (local Chinese cafés) too. [...]

14 July 2009

Hit Me Again! book launch, July 16th

2020-06-24T18:19:00+08:00July 14th, 2009|authors, events, new books|0 Comments

A crippling fear of public speaking has probably shorted out more promising careers than any other single factor. In today’s high-stress environment, top performers are expected to be able to address shareholder meetings, do real-time podcasts and live TV, take part in panel discussions and speak to groups of all sizes, whether in key pitches or at large [...]

4 July 2009

Hit Me Again: it’s July’s book giveaway

2016-11-24T01:14:45+08:00July 4th, 2009|authors, book giveaway, events, new books|0 Comments

Has it ever occurred to you that at practically every conference you attend almost all of the speakers are terribly boring? When you yourself made your last presentation did people come up to you afterwards to talk to you? Are you sure you made an impression? The irony is that almost all speakers have probably been advised or trained to [...]