鄧曉炯 Joe Tang

作家及劇作家 author and Playwright 
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The copyright of the very popular Japanese  TV series Shinya Shokudo (Midnight Canteen) was bought by a mainland Chinese audiovisual company in order to make a Chinese version.
This year’s Macao Arts Festive presented Westland Feuds, a traditional Chinese play rarely seen on stage in Macau. The play was adapted from the fiction book of the same title written by the Shaanxi author, Chen Zhongshi.
 
A recently aired television drama In the Name of the People has gained swift popularity. This drama, which consists of 50 episodes, topped the TV ratings soon after it was aired. On ratings website Douban, the drama even received a 9 out of 10 score. 
 

Among the Chinese writers who participated in this year’s Macau Literary Festival, one of the highlights must be Yu Hua. Born on April 3, 1960 in Hangzhou, Yu grew up during the era of the Cultural Revolution.

Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of the late North Korean leader Kin Jong-il, and the half brother of the country’s current leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on February 13 this year.

Our world seems to be gradually slipping into chaos: volatile stock markets, SARS and flus, financial crisis, nuclear threat, population explosion, and the recent Brexit and the United States’ exclusive stance...
This column usually talks about published books and public performances. But this time I would like to break this rule and discuss a book that is “yet to be published”. 
 

The recent discussion regarding the “$900 million New Central Library” has brought this once quiet project back to the public’s attention, as well as triggering some heated debates. This column usually focuses on reading, but this time, let’s talk about the place behind reading – the library.

A good book club is hard to find, especially in Macau.

Recently, I was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery. Everything turned out to be fine, but I had to spend more than a week in the emergency department and the ward.

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