Sunday, April 30, 2017

Videos of Obaku culture special exhibition at Chung Tai World Museum

I heard some of the web links for the Obaku special exhibition at Chung Tai World Museum are not working. Here are two video reports about the exhibitions.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Willem A. Grootaers 賀登崧 (ウィレム・A・グロータース) ( 1911- 1999)

I am reading Father Willem Grootaers' research on Chinese religion in Xuanhua 宣化, Wanquan 万全, and Datong 大同 recently. He was a linguistic geographer working in China before 1945 and later moved to Japan. His method greatly influenced Japanese linguist geographers and he won a medal from the Japanese emperor (Orders of the Sacred Treasure 三等瑞宝章). There is no entry on him and his complete work in English. The following sources may say a lot about his life.

Works in Dialectology by Reverend Willem A. Grootaers
 by Fumio Inoue

Wikipedia entry in Japanese

Below are two of his popular books in Japanese.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Obaku culture special exhibition at Chung Tai World Museum, Nantou, Taiwan 宗風法雨──中台世界博物館黃檗宗展覽企劃活動

Thanks for the comment of Shifu Jiandu, I learn that there is a special lecture series/exhibition on Obaku culture and tea ceremony demonstration held at Chung Tai World Museum from March 4 to April 9, 2017. Check out the following programs at: