Life in Song China

This tour is probably the first of its kind in Singapore!

We use the temple as a site of historical memory to understand life in Song dynasty China more than a thousand years ago; The economy, social mobility, religious, social and political life.

And another first is, how would the song dynasty smell like?
At the end of the tour, get a piece of handsoap scented with a fragrance designed to capture life in the Song dynasty. A scent that the Song literati and scholars might have been familiar with!

About your tour guide:
Presented by Chan CW who has a Masters in Social Anthropology from London School of Economics. A Tedx Singapore speaker 2015, his interests include Chinese history, Buddhism, Singapore heritage, fragrances and animal rights.

His papers related to this tour includes:

1) The Peony and the Rose: Social Change and Fragrance Marketing in China's Bath Market
Chap 13 in the Social Life of Materials" Bloomsbury Academic, UK 2015
2) "Why is Guan Yin not wearing Chanel" Buddhism in Australia conference 2015.

The Song dynasty hand soap:

Sat Oct 21, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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Life in Song China SOLD OUT $20.00
Venue Address
146-C Paya Lebar Road 409040 Singapore
nearest mrt Paya Lebar. Meet at temple at 2pm or meet 1.30pm at MRT station.