A Very Hong Kong Xmas

In the People’s Republic of China, Christmas is controversial. December the 25th might mark the birth of Jesus Christ, but for Communist nationalists the 26th of the month is remembered as the birthday of a different kind of savior, Mao Zedong. … Read

Hollow Men, Wooden People

The Hollow Men is one of T.S. Eliot’s most famous poems. It reads, in part: We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw.… Read

Christmas Cheer: another letter from David Hawkes

In the 1980s, after completing his monumental translation of the first eighty chapters of The Story of the Stone 紅樓夢, David Hawkes retired with his wife Jean to an old stone farmhouse called Bryn Carregog (Stony Hill), in the mountains of Mid-Wales.… Read

Other People’s Thoughts, VII

Other People’s Thoughts is a section of the China Heritage site featured in our Journal. It is inspired by a compilation of quotations made by Simon Leys (Pierre Ryckmans), one of our Ancestors.… Read