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10 June 2022

Podcast: Mark Isaac-Williams, The Hong Kong I Knew

2022-06-10T00:51:24+08:00June 10th, 2022|authors, hong kong, media attention, new books|0 Comments

Returning to Hong Kong in 1947 after the Japanese occupation, seven-year-old Mark Isaac-Williams had the whole of Kowloon as his playground. Billeted with his family in the once-grand but now dilapidated Peninsula hotel, his life was full of adventure – from the rooftop to the basement, he knew the hotel’s every inch. Roller-skating and horseback riding in Kowloon’s streets and [...]

15 January 2013

“Kowloon: Unknown Territory” – photo exhibition at the FCC

2016-11-24T01:14:12+08:00January 15th, 2013|authors, events, hong kong, publishing|0 Comments

The Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong is holding a wall exhibition of Ira Chaplain's photos from Kowloon: Unknown Territory. "In my 19 years spent in various parts of Hong Kong, I have never lived in Kowloon. Before I took this assignment, like so many in this city, my life existed largely on Hong Kong side. I never knew the [...]

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 [...]

19 July 2012

Mainland mothers in Hong Kong

2016-11-24T01:14:14+08:00July 19th, 2012|book excerpt, china, hong kong|9 Comments

The issue of mainland Chinese mothers coming to Hong Kong to give birth is much in the news lately, with some people hoping new chief executive Leung Chun-ying will take steps to limit the number of beds available to mainland mothers. I thought it was a good time to excerpt this story from Yeeshan Yang’s book Whispers and Moans — [...]

11 May 2012

New book: Walking the Tycoons’ Rope

2016-11-24T01:14:15+08:00May 11th, 2012|authors, china, hong kong, media attention, new books|16 Comments

Author Robert Wang spoke about his new book on Radio 3 yesterday, and you can now listen to the interview online. Hear how he fled from civil-war Shanghai in 1949 and took a perilous journey to Hong Kong, jumping from the train when it came under attack. Robert's memoir of his incredible life, Walking The Tycoons' Rope, is Dymocks' book [...]

30 September 2009

October book giveaway: Diamond Hill

2009-09-30T09:59:40+08:00September 30th, 2009|book giveaway, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Our newest book -- Diamond Hill, Feng Chi-shun's tale of growing up in a Kowloon-side squatter village in the 1950s -- is launched at the Foreign Correspondents' Club at 5pm on Monday 12th October. All welcome! But if you can't make it to the FCC, three copies of the book are on offer to those who can answer this question: [...]

12 August 2009

Sneak preview: Diamond Hill, Memories of Growing Up in a Hong Kong Squatter Village

2017-11-05T19:33:18+08:00August 12th, 2009|authors, hong kong, new books|6 Comments

This memoir of a native son of a Kowloon-side squatter village – the first book ever on Diamond Hill, in either Chinese or English – is a revelation. Shocking in places, wistful in others, it presents the early days of a life shaped by a now-extinct community. Penned by a high-achieving Hong Kong professional, Feng Chi-shun’s sharp recollections of his [...]

14 June 2009

Monthly book giveaway — June

2016-11-24T01:14:45+08:00June 14th, 2009|book giveaway|2 Comments

This month we're giving away three copies of Wing Chun Warrior by Ken Ing. The book has just been reviewed by Kent Ewing at Asia Times Online, who says: The story of Duncan Leung — childhood friend of Bruce Lee and disciple of Wing Chun master Yip Man — is valuable not only for the insights it offers into Chinese [...]

20 April 2007

Hong Kong director brings Blacksmith title to the silver screen

2017-10-05T21:20:55+08:00April 20th, 2007|authors, hong kong, media attention|0 Comments

Yeeshan Yang’s book of investigative journalism Whispers and Moans has been brought to the big screen by Hong Kong filmmaker Herman Yau. Starring Athena Chu, Candice Yu and Monie Tung, the movie (Chinese title: 性工作者十日談) had its premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival on 28th March. The prolific Herman Yau is this year’s Director in Focus. There’s an [...]