The Lost World of Chinese Martial Arts

The Lost World of Chinese Martial Arts: Master Gao Can, The 12th Abbot of Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery

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ORGANISED BY : Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Chinese Heritage Centre, Singapore Society of Asian Studies

The Lost World of Chinese Martial Arts: Master Gao Can, The 12th Abbot of Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery

In 1948, the 62-year-old Master Gao Can, from Zhengyuan Gong in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, was invited by Singapore’s Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery to serve as its abbot. In his 12 years here, Master Gao Can rebuilt the Shuang Lin Monastery, and held Singapore’s first Triple Platform Ordination ceremony. He also played a vital role in spreading Shaolin martial arts locally. Since 1954, his disciples have been highly influential in the local martial arts scene. This talk will focus on the last 12 years of Master Gao Can life, in an attempt to tell the forgotten history of martial arts in post-war Singapore.

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Event Date & Time

Aug 21, 2021

3pm to 5pm

Venue

Livestreaming via Zoom and Facebook

Event Language

Conducted in Mandarin

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