22 Jun '16, 1am

#TalksatACM | By Land and by Sea: Early Christians in Asia. Today 22 Jun, 7-830pm, free

Christians arrived in South India probably in the 5th century using the maritime silk route linking the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean, whereas they arrived in China in the 7th century by the overland silk road via Samarkand and Xinjiang. In each case these Christians who came from the Church of East in Sasanian Iran were active in international trade and used Syriac as their liturgical language. The association of the apostle Thomas with the evangelisation of India and China is an early Christian legend that has no historical foundation. It was as a result of this trade that Christians established communities in Asia under the protection of various rulers and emperors. In China, first under the Tang and then under the Yuan, they left archaeological remains still being discovered and assessed. The cross on the lotus flower became a symbol of Christianity in both China a...

Full article: http://acm.org.sg/programmes/lectures/22jun2016_by-land-a...

Tweets

An early GE14 on the cards? - P Gunasegaram (Mk...

blog.limkitsiang.com 22 Jun '16, 12am

P Gunasegaram Malaysiakini 21 Jun 2016 QUESTION TIME While most people had expected BN to win the parliamentary seats of S...

Free early morning MRT rides in city area exten...

straitstimes.com 23 Jun '16, 1am

Free early morning train rides to MRT stations in the city area before 7.45am on weekdays have been extended till June 30,...

An early GE14 on the cards?: P GunasegaramMalay...

blog.limkitsiang.com 22 Jun '16, 12am

P Gunasegaram Malaysiakini 21 Jun 2016 QUESTION TIME While most people had expected BN to win the parliamentary seats of S...

Gender and sexuality in Asia today

eastasiaforum.org 20 Jun '16, 2am

Author: Editors, East Asia Forum The rapid economic change in Asia challenges the traditional division of labour between w...

via @grist

grist.org 22 Jun '16, 6pm

Congratulations, us! We’re officially everywhere. Not content with corralling our influence to the land-based parts of the...

Louis Vuitton Scores Early Victory in Indian Tr...

thefashionlaw.com 22 Jun '16, 7pm

Louis Vuitton has scored an early victory in the lawsuit it filed against a Ludhiana-based seller of counterfeit goods. Ac...

Special offer for early adopters: preorder anything from the Kinetis toolchain and pay 10% less

Special offer for early adopters: preorder anyt...

mikroe.com 22 Jun '16, 4pm

Special offer for early adopters: preorder anything from the Kinetis toolchain and pay 10% less by Srdjan Misic | June 22,...

ECDA boosts support for early childhood education diploma courses

ECDA boosts support for early childhood educati...

channelnewsasia.com 20 Jun '16, 6am

SINGAPORE: The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will provide more support for early childhood education diploma c...