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Lecture: Remembering Kings Past: the Rejuvenation of Royal Rituals in Contemporary Hue, Viet Nam

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Decades of war and Communism in the 20th century dissolved societal rituals in Viet Nam, forcing everything cultural, including the modern art scene, to move underground.

Cultural awakening has Vietnamese society craving their past and contemporary Viet Nam is reaching toward Hue's royal rituals to fill the hole.

Marina Marouda presents what is sure to be a fascinating lecture titled 'Remembering Kings Past on 12 March in London.

No RSVP required. Tuesday 12 March, 2013 17:45-19:00

Lecture: Remembering Kings Past: the Rejuvenation of Royal Rituals in Contemporary Hue, Viet Nam

Speaker: Marina Marouda (SOAS)

Room B102, 1st floor, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Russell Square, LONDON

Htein Lin - PAINTER, PERFORMER, PRISONER

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"He was transferred to Mandalay Jail, where he was forced to improvise to continue painting. Using the white cotton prison uniform as a canvas, he paid for paints to be smuggled into the jail. In the absence of brushes, he used his fingers, cigarette lighters, syringes, carved soap, and dinner plates to make his mark".

Dhamma Dana: Rare footage into Burmese Buddhism

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While the West seeks their own brands of external freedom, the isolated Burmese culture seeks freedom from within. Filmmaker Theodor Martland gives us a rare and rich insight into the uplifting core values of Theravada Buddhist culture.