- 2007年9月13日 (18:00-19:40)
- 福冈阿库罗斯 (Symphony Hall)
- Agnes Chang
由阿希斯•南迪 先生/女士 主讲的市民论坛
- 2007年9月15日 (13:00-15:00)
Cultural diversity has a negative side. Even so, it should be protected.
Although colonies are no more, colonialism has not died yet. It exists as the idea that the present for developing countries is the same as the past of developed countries, and that the future for developing societies is the same as the present of developed countries. This could hijack our future by taking away the developing countries’ own visions of a desirable future.
As seen typically in the disappearance of minority languages, we are rapidly losing our diverse traditions and cultures while following globalization, which does not care about the‘past’. We no longer have the sense of loss, either.
To acknowledge cultural diversity means to accept alien cultures, understand these and utilize them as your own. This is not always fun. Although cross-cultural communication is sometimes uneasy and uncomfortable, only through such interactions can we share our expressions and sensitivities, in a cultural context which will eventually lead us to solve problems in a way impossible within a framework of one ideology. As modern Japanese novels and films show, great culture has been created in conflicts.
One aspect of culture can be oppressive and violent. Sometimes violence and ideology are well disguised. To be able to keep a critical eye on them is also a power of culture. Culture, and cultural diversity, allows us to be skeptical of the transient, and helps us have a long-term vision.
由史瑞萨卡拉 先生/女士 主讲的市民论坛
- 泰国古代国家的成立和展开 --现在复苏 泰国的古代都市和人们的气息--
- 2007年9月15日 (16:00-18:00)
The Foundation and Development of Thai States in Antiquity
Many have believed that Dvaravati was the early kingdom of ancient Thailand from 7th to 10th century AD. However, based on my fieldwork findings, I have concluded that there was no centralized ‘kingdom’, but instead, there were several powerful states at the critical locations for water and land transportation. They were influenced by India and Khmer, and flourished by trading. They did form a loose union through cultural events and royal marriages, but a ‘kingdom’ did not appear before Ayutthaya in the 15th century AD.
由朱銘 先生/女士 主讲的市民论坛
- 2007年9月16日 (13:30-15:30)
Ju Ming Special Exhibition
Question: You said that inspiration, discovery and sensitivity are vital for the creative production of art. Are these attainable by selftraining?
Ju Ming: ‘Inspiration’ might be important for the beginners, but is not necessary to those who have reached the top. Numerous things are required to complete art works, and ‘inspiration’ alone is not enough. I always have too many ideas to shape
them into art.
Question: Could you tell us how to maintain your passion for work in your daily life? Do you have a credo?
Ju Ming: I am busy everyday. Sadly I’m too busy to make my own cup of tea. In fact my entire time is devoted to work except for the time of sleeping and eating. I think I was born to work.
Question: What is your next theme?
Ju Ming: After ‘Armed Forces Series’ and ‘Police Series’, I am now working on ‘Scientists Series’. Can you visualize the faces of the brilliant scientists who created the four greatest Chinese inventions, like gunpowder and the compass? Probably not.
So I thought I should do something to help children learn about these achievements more intimately. There is no end to what I want to make. I must include the brave people who worked heroically at the time of SARS in ‘Heroes Series’.
Again there is no end. I have a long waiting list of ideas to work on.
由金徳洙 先生/女士 主讲的市民论坛
- 2007年9月16日 (16:30-18:00)
- IMS Hall
Traditional Korean Music in Progress
Shinmyung: from a rhythm beyond technique
Dance, beat, spin and jump. It’s more like ‘improvisation’ than ‘performance’
Mrs. Kim Ri-hae is a well-known dancer
In addition, in "Samulnori", the commentary was, so to speak, carried out with a reinvention of the Renaissance, the folk entertainment" than Fujii, too.