Final Chapter for Another Hong Kong Bookstore

Final Chapter for Another Hong Kong BookstoreFlowbooks, one of the last independent bookstores in Hong Kong, will shut its doors on October 2 due to financial difficulties. The 20-year-old bookstore in Central, which sells mostly secondhand volumes, was padlocked in May when it was unable to pay the long-overdue rent. After raising more than HK$152,000 from the public, it reached an…

“Fated and Fateless” Excerpt Part 2

Here’s Excerpt Part 2 (continued from Part 1): [Diana had witnessed the amazing growth of Sun Tai Land on her frequent trips back to Hong Kong while studying in England – the number of staff shot up from a couple of dozens in 1966 to a couple of hundreds now (1972). The company structure had…

“Fated and Fateless” as a Goodreads Giveaway

  One signed paperback copy of "Fated and Fateless" is available as a Goodreads Giveaway from March 8 to March 15, 2014. http://alicewaihanpoon.blogspot.ca/2014/03/giveaway-of-fated-and-fateless-at.html            

“Fated and Fateless” Excerpt Part 1

The book excerpt that I’m posting consists of almost a full chapter. As it is too long for a single post, I’ve split it into two parts. This post contains Part 1. [The last thought on her mind, as she climbed out of the Mercedes, was that she needed to advertise for a personal assistant,…

Brief Synopsis of My Novel and BigLychee’s Plug

  Brief Synopsis of "Fated and Fateless":- "The story is set in colonial Hong Kong and spans four decades from the late 1940s. Prior to October 1987, Wendy has her fill of bad experiences in her childhood and youth until she meets Tony, a Macanese magnate, and becomes his protégé. Despite her ascending career, her…

Paperback Edition of “Fated and Fateless”

With the help of free online tools available at the CreateSpace Independent Publishing platform (an Amazon company), I was able to create a paperback version of my novel, which has just been launched on Amazon.com (U.S.), Amazon.co.uk (U.K.), Amazon.fr (France), Amazon.de (Germany) and other Amazon European sites. Obviously, print-on-demand technology has been instrumental in helping…

My Debut Novel “Fated and Fateless”

  Having spent part of 2009 writing the first few chapters of my first novel, I had to put the work aside in 2010 and 2011 as I found myself deeply engaged in activities related to the publication of the Chinese editions of my non-fiction title "Land and the Ruling Class in Hong Kong". In …

Shanghai Newspaper Interview – Hong Kong’s Public Housing Program

Q1. Can you describe briefly the nascence of Hong Kong’s public housing program and its dwindling importance in recent years, and elaborate on the reasons why there has been a stall in the construction of public housing in the last decade?   A1. Simply put, Hong Kong’s public housing program can be said to consist…

Twisted Values and Creativity

Link to KaHing’s  blog post :- http://designcritique.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/%E5%9C%B0%E7%94%A2%E9%9C%B8%E6%AC%8A%E8%88%87%E5%9F%8E%E5%B8%82%E5%89%B5%E9%80%A0%E5%8A%9B/#wpl-likebox Translated excerpt :- “Real estate hegemony is not only a real estate problem. It is also a problem of monopolization. We often say that Hong Kong’s shopping malls are being homogenized. Shopping centres in most districts are organized in a formulaic way (Wellcome, Park’N Shop, Giordano etc.). This has led…

Feminism as an Anti-Oppression Cause

Toril Moi’s Afterword:- “Simone de Beauvoir now belongs to a past generation. Her pioneering example has opened the way for women to be taken seriously – and loved – as intellectuals and as women. On the threshold of the twenty-first century, she still makes it easier for us to live our lives as we wish,…
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