Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Foundations Series | Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing - Film Screening & Panel Discussion


Film Screening
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (102 min, PG)
Date: 20 June 2015, Saturday
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre, University Town, NUS (Directions: http://utown.nus.edu.sg/contact/getting-here/)

Panel Discussion
Han Suyin in Malaya: In conversation with Professor Koh Tai Ann and Ina Zhang
Date: 25 July 2015, Saturday
Time: 3.30pm
Venue: ST Lee Atrium, NUS Museum

Free with registration.


The first of a two-part programme on the life and ideas of Han Suyin, NUS Museum presents this film screening of Love is a Many-Splendored Thing as an introduction to the background of Han Suyin, prior to her arrival in Malaya. The second part on 25 July 2015 will feature Professor Koh Tai Ann and Ms Ina Zhang, a journalist, in conversation as they discuss Han Suyin in Malaya, her views, her writings and her ideas.

As a contemporary of Marco Hsu, a Chinese writer who wrote a series of newspaper articles under the title A Brief History of Malayan Art, Han Suyin was part of the diversity of voices that reflected the aspirations of the different communities of Malaya. Together, this programme considers how Han Suyin’s ideas may still have resonance fifty years after the merger and independence of Singapore.

About the Foundations Series
Held in conjunction with the exhibition Between Here and Nanyang: Marco Hsu’s Brief History of Malayan Art, the Foundations Series is conceived to contextualise art and artistic practices against the backdrop of nation building and independence in the period of the merger ofSingapore and Malaya.

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