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BROADSIDES: THE AGE OF FIGHTING SAIL, 1775-1815 and COCHRANE: BRITANNIA#8217;S SEA WOLF - Reviews by DZIRHAN MAHADZIR
RAEL, leader of the Raelians. Who believes that life on Earth was created by aliens from outer space. Who claims to have met the aliens himself. Whose follower produced the first #8216;human clone#8217;. Who is this man who has the world#8217;s scientific and religious communities on edge, debating teh moreality of recreating people in labs?
The cheongsam has it origins in the clothing of Manchu women of the Qing Dynasty. A nip here and a tuck there, and the cheongsam as we know it was born. Long sleeves were shortened considerably, the slit on the skirt was slashed higher, and while the cleavage is still hidden, the tight outline of the bust, waist and hip tantalised the imagination.
Central to Zhang Yimou's latest movie, I>Hero/i>, is the emperor Shih Huang-ti who is depicted as a more humane, less malevolent king. But that is not mere cinematic licence on the part of the director; some modern historians, in fact, are re-defining the character of China's first and still larger-than-life emperor, writes LEE KAM HING.
I HAVE been a Maths and Science teacher for nearly 30 years in Malaysian schools. This year, besides teaching Lower 6 Maths using English (for the second time in my life), I have been asked to teach Form 4 #8220;English for Science and Technology#8221;, a new subject to me and to everyone else I have consulted.
Fabulous food,picture-book vineyards, towering forests and quaint towns. SHARIFAH INTAN came away entranced by Australia #8217;s South West.
LEST one thinks that Malaysian history is free from any forms of torture, think again. I>Tortura/II>Malacca 2003 /I>has a small section devoted to torture methods used in this corner of the world.