Lessons from Journey to the West

By Steven Sim

March 2016 ODDLY ENOUGH
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Before the story was depicted in films and movies, Xuan Zhang’s mythical journey and the monkey’s adventure were re-enacted on many an opera stage across China.
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Satire, ridicule, lampoons – history tells us that they are things of their times, and we should as early as possible allow ourselves to laugh at them.At the beginning of the week and the year, I hosted the current Chancellor of Nalanda University himself, George Yeo, who is also the former Foreign Minister of Singapore. The modern Nalanda was built about 10km away from the site of the ancient university in the state of Bihar in eastern India. The ancient...

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Steven Sim

is the MP for Bukit Mertajam and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.