Who is who in Chinese Buddhism

A Chan Ngee 灿艺 and Chinatownology to share more about the cultural heritage of Chinatown in Singapore, better known as Da Po 大坡.

Presented in English and using material culture from Chan Ngee

What is a Buddha?
What is a Bodhisattva?
How to tell who is who?
Why are these sculptures produced?
How to determine if a piece of Buddhist art is good?

This is a “survival guide” to Buddhist art.
We introduce the Buddhas and Bodhisattivas commonly seen in Chinese monasteries. More importantly, we give you the tips to identify them.

These knowledge enable you to acquire in depth appreciation of Buddhist art and to identify sculptures in monasteries. These insight in turn gives you clues to understand the monasteries and its history.

We will organise tours where you can apply your new found knowledge!

The venue
The talk is held at Chan Ngee 's 2nd storey Jubilee hall “长庆厅”that has a wide collection of Buddhist art. After the talk, you can admire the sculptures shown during the presentation. And if you really like it, you can even buy it.

Pay as you wish after the event.
Part of the proceeds will be used to send food to cats in Cambodia. http://www.ahasg.com/support_ARC.html

About the Speaker
Chan Chow Wah is a Fellow of Royal Anthropological Institute and a Masters in Social Anthropology from London School of Economics.

In 2015, he was a Tedx 2015 speaker on his research “Light on the Lotus Hill”.

He is also film maker producing awards winning films; “Light on the Lotus Hill”, “Social Diary of a Spirit Medium” and “We are not a nuisance!”.

About Chan Ngee
Chan Ngee 灿艺 was founded in 1969 in Singapore by the parent company Thye Nam 泰南公司 to cater to the booming demand in Chinese antiques, arts and crafts in the 1970-1980s, dealing in retail and wholesale for regional countries from Singapore to Indonesia and Malaysia.

We can arrange a private session of this talk (weekdays or weekends) for min 10 pax at $45 per pax

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Fri Apr 7, 2017
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM SGT
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