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Christianity in Asia, ACM, Japanese Christian, Tokugawa
Handwritten letter of Blessed Julian Nakaura, SJ to Fr. Nunho Mascarenhas, SJ from Kuchinotsu, September 21, 1621.

A Community Faith Dressed in Different Ways: The Japanese Christian History
The focus here is on the adaptation of Christianity in Japan. The Jesuit adopted a new approach with local contexts. Tokugawa Clan shut foreigners away from the country including missionaries. As a result, the Japanese Christians had to hide and keep their faiths for about 250 years, and they survived without any priest until 1865.

The speaker, Fr. Renzo De Luca, SJ, is the Director of the Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum in Nagasaki since 2004. One of his book is Valignano's Aim for a Japanese Church -The Concept of Mission in the 16th century in Japan.

Date: 16 July
Time: 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Venue: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore, 179555

Christianity in Asia, War Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato' N. Parameswaran Collection, vietnam war, vietnam art, joseph balestier
Image credit: Phan Ke An (Kich), The Soldiers of the Capital's Division, 1950, Woodcut print on paper, 34 x 24.5cm. Collection of Ambassador Dato' N. Parameswaran. Used by permission of Dato' N. Parameswaran

Becoming Revolutionary: Artists in North Vietnam between Colonialism & Communism, 1945-1954
This talk is held in conjunction with the exhibitions Who wants to remember a war? and LINES: War Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato' N. Parameswaran Collection.

Dr Phoebe Scott, the speaker, is a curator at the National Gallery Singapore. Book your ticket here

Date: 14 July
Time: 7PM - 8PM
Venue: NUS Museum, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119279

Revere bell, joseph balestier, URA, Richard E Hale, balestier family, US Envoy
Revere Bell is an important artifact

The Balestiers: A Talk by Richard E. Hale
The Balestier family were the first Americans to reside here in 1834. The highlight of this talk is focus on Joseph Balestier's foray into sugar cane plantation, and his position as US Presidential Envoy to many Southeast Asian states.

Richard Edward Hale, who has written The Balestiers. The First American Residents of Singapore, is the speaker.

This is a joint effort by Urban Redevelopment Authority and Singapore Heritage Society. Kelvin Ang from URA will share some insights into the plan made for Balestier precinct.

Date: 30 July
Time: 10AM to noon
Venue: The URA Centre, Function Hall, Level 5, 45 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069118
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When: 10-31 July 2016
Cost: Free
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