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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|21 August||3pm – 5pm||Professor Foo Tee Tuan||The Lost World of Chinese Martial Arts: Master Gao Can, The 12th Abbot
of Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery
|18 September||2pm – 4pm||Professor Kenneth Dean||Story of the Stones Part 2: Reading the Social and Religious History of
Singapore from Stone Inscriptions
|2 & 3 October||9am – 6pm||Boundaries and Bonds: An International Conference on Chinese
|23 October||2pm – 4pm||Dr Ong Soon Keong||TBC||Online|
|6 November||2pm – 4pm||Professor Kenneth Dean||The United Temples of Singapore: Stories of the movements of
temples from the kampongs
|13 November||2pm – 4pm||Ms Lynn Wong||What’s in a Name? Stories, Rituals, and Social Practices in Singapore’s
Century-Old Kinship-Based Clan Associations
|14 November||2pm – 4pm||Ms Lynn Wong||Transformation of Ancestral Veneration Practices in Singapore: A Case
of Century-Old Kinship-Based Clan Associations
|11 December||3pm – 5pm||Professor Jesvin Yeo and Dr Caroline Chia||Forgotten Heritage: Graphical Introduction to Singapore’s Traditional
Aug 21, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
3pm to 5pm
Livestreaming via Zoom and Facebook
Conducted in Mandarin
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