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Chinese frescos painted over in botched restoration | CBC (Canada)

Chinese frescos painted over in botched restoration | CBC (Canada) | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it
Chinese authorities are coming under fire and two municipal officials have reportedly lost their jobs over a controversial, cartoon-like restoration that has covered ancient Buddhist frescos...
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Le BIFF fête ses 20 printemps | L'Orient Le Jour

Le BIFF fête ses 20 printemps | L'Orient Le Jour | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Au cours d'une conférence de presse tenue à l'hôtel Le Gray, la directrice du Festival international du film de Beyrouth (BIFF), Colette Naufal, a commencé par rappeler que le festival est né en 1997, alors que « tout le Liban était un immense chantier de reconstruction après la guerre civile », soulignant qu'« au fil des ans, le Liban, seul pays réellement démocratique de la région et connu pour sa liberté d'expression, a permis de faire du BIFF la plateforme idéale du Moyen-Orient ».

Cette cuvée se distingue par la présence de nombreuses figures de l'industrie cinématographique et par un riche programme, composé de films primés ou sélectionnés dans des festivals internationaux. Colette Naufal a tenu à remercier « vivement » la SGBL, « l' inconditionnel partenaire officiel du festival durant ces 19 ans...

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Percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa to perform in HCM City | VietNamNet

Percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa to perform in HCM City | VietNamNet | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

The show, titled Tropical Rain, will feature Hòa playing dozens of traditional and modern musical instruments, including instruments he has made from objects like canes, pots and hammers.
“I’ve had seven shows in Hanoi. This time, I hope my music will win over the hearts of Saigonese,” said Hòa, who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.
Hòa performed in the quartet Go Group, which plays with 100 percussion instruments including the marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, campana, gran casa and timpani.
As a member of the ASEAN Symphony Orchestra...

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The Last Jews of Cochin, India

The Last Jews of Cochin, India | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

How do I get to the synagogue?"

A woman steps into a candy-green shop in Mattancherry, a neighborhood known around here as "Jew Town." Outside, the street bustles with tourists and sellers arguing over the prices of pashmina scarves and harem pants. But inside, the newcomer, Aviva Kelly, an Israeli-American woman visiting from D.C., takes off her glasses to admire colorful items for sale including sparkly kippahs, multi-colored challah covers, and gold menorahs. Once inside, she seems to forget she's headed for Paradesi Synagogue. "Who takes care of this shop?" she asks.

The cashier leads her into an adjacent room where old black-and-white photos hang on faded yellow walls. There, Sarah Cohen, 95, sits with prayer book open, her late husband's hot-pink kippah perched on her head. The women introduce themselves, and soon decide to sing a prayer together in Hebrew...

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Review: ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ a Royal Friendship in a Nest of Vipers | NY Times

Review: ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ a Royal Friendship in a Nest of Vipers | NY Times | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

This is the second movie in 20 years in which Judi Dench plays Queen Victoria. And this is the second movie in 20 years in which Queen Victoria, played by Judi Dench, has a life-enhancing relationship with a man not of her station. This movie, “Victoria and Abdul,” directed by Stephen Frears from a script by Lee Hall, goes 1997’s “Mrs. Brown” one better in the Relevant to Contemporary Concerns department by depicting a friendship between the second-longest-reigning monarch of England and an Indian Muslim...

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Le Liban à l’honneur du 1er « Tour du monde de la francophonie » | L'Orient Le Jour

Le Liban à l’honneur du 1er « Tour du monde de la francophonie » | L'Orient Le Jour | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

C'est un véritable défi télévisuel que relève la chaîne TV5Monde depuis aujourd'hui. Le concept est inédit : débutée ce jeudi à 13 heures, l'émission met en place un système de passage de témoins, d'un continent à l'autre, en suivant les fuseaux horaires. Le vendredi 22 septembre, l'émission présentée par Mohammad Kaci fera la part belle au Liban. Les présentateurs accueilleront en plateau des personnalités emblématiques francophones, issues de chacun des pays visités. Grâce à ce Tour du monde de la francophonie, l'émission tient à rendre hommage à la vitalité de la langue française...

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Heritage's Asian Art Auction soars past $3.3 million during Asia Week New York | Art Daily

Heritage's Asian Art Auction soars past $3.3 million during Asia Week New York | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Aggressive bidding among shrewd collectors pushed numerous lots well past their pre-auction estimates in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction in New York, ultimately driving the total realized to nearly $3.3 million.
“We made a big impression during Asia Week New York and these results show it,” said Richard Cervantes, Director, Asian Art. “Our clients are extremely happy with the scholarship and marketing we put behind their precious objects.”
The top lot was a Tibetan Thangka Depicting...

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Zurich Asia sets world auction record for a complete sheet of 1980 "Golden Monkey" stamps | Art Daily

Zurich Asia sets world auction record for a complete sheet of 1980 "Golden Monkey" stamps | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Zurich Asia achieved fantastic results in its Autumn Auctions held on 16 and 17 September 2017 at Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel in Hong Kong. The two-day series offered 2,800 lots of philatelic treasures, banknotes and coins.
The star lot was a complete sheet of 80 stamps from the 1980 Year of the Monkey (“Golden Monkey”) in shiny gold and vivid red (Lot 3187). It realized...

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Le Mahabharata par la compagnie Katkatha Puppet Arts | Sceneweb

Le Mahabharata par la compagnie Katkatha Puppet Arts | Sceneweb | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

La compagnie Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust interprète pour la première fois en France sa version contemporaine du Mahabharata, épopée fleuve de la mythologie hindoue. Ce poème, le plus long jamais composé, raconte la guerre entre deux familles issues du Roi Bharata, pour la propriété d’une terre au Nord du Gange...

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Remembering Revolution: The Dilemmas of a Journalist | Irrawaddy

Remembering Revolution: The Dilemmas of a Journalist | Irrawaddy | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

With a pair of two-inch foldable scissors that she borrowed from a girl beside her, Shin Daewe quickly and discretely cut off her long curly hair so that other people in the vehicle would not notice her doing it. She was in an army truck with dozens of other people arrested by the Myanmar military.

“I thought security officers wouldn’t recognize me so easily if I cut my hair short” former journalist Shin Daewe said, as she recounted the day she got arrested after documenting demonstrations in downtown Yangon known as the Saffron Revolution. She was working as an underground video journalist for exiled broadcast media the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) when the demonstrations that shook the entire country ten years ago took place...

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Indian Literature from Byron Writers Festival | ABC

Indian Literature from Byron Writers Festival | ABC | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

A discussion with Indian novelists Vayu Naidu and Kunal Basu from the Byron Writers Festival, exploring the way novels can transport us to another time and place.
In this session, that place is India, where we meet an accidental sex worker, a communist landlord, a weaver of saris, and an orphaned governess...

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Palestinian Museum's First Exhibit Opens | Smithsonian

Palestinian Museum's First Exhibit Opens | Smithsonian | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

The first Palestinian museum has been a project more than 20 years in the making. Originally conceived as a memorial to mark the 50th anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, as Palestinians call their displacement in 1948, when the Palestinian Museum opened in May 2016 near Birzeit in the West Bank, it had evolved to celebrate Palestinian culture in general, reports Joe Dyke for AFP...

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81 leaders in 1818 freedom struggle declared as national heroes | Daily Mirror

81 leaders in 1818 freedom struggle declared as national heroes | Daily Mirror | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

President Maithripala Sirisena, in a special gazette notification, has declared 81 more leaders and rebels of the 1818 Uva rebellion as patriotic national heroes.
Earlier, on December 7 last year, the President annulled the Gazette issued in 1818 and declared as national heroes 19 persons including Monarawila Keppetipola who had been named as traitors for leading and participating the 1818 Uva-Wellassa rebellion against the British colonial rule...

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Black dot on 1,800-year-old Indian manuscript is first 'zero' | The Express Tribune

Black dot on 1,800-year-old Indian manuscript is first 'zero' | The Express Tribune | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

A black dot on a third-century Indian manuscript has been identified by Oxford University as the first recorded use of the mathematical symbol for zero, 500 years earlier than previously thought.
“Scientists from the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, have used carbon dating to trace the figure’s origins to the famous ancient Indian scroll,” the university said...

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From The Archive | The Saffron Revolution in Cartoons | Irrawaddy

From The Archive | The Saffron Revolution in Cartoons | Irrawaddy | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

When the popular demonstrations led by monks, dubbed the Saffron Revolution, shook Myanmar in 2007, The Irrawaddy provided extensive coverage of the nationwide protests for the international community. One of the most notable parts of the coverage was the editorial cartoons published in the magazine and online at the time by our then in-house artist Harn Lay and contributor Stephff. As this September marks the 10th anniversary of the revolution, here is a selection of Saffron Revolution related cartoons we have published in the past...

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La vallée de Bisri, un petit coin de paradis en danger | L'Orient le jour

La vallée de Bisri, un petit coin de paradis en danger | L'Orient le jour | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Ce week-end, direction Bisri, l'une des plus belles plaines du pays. À seulement 35 km au sud de Beyrouth, cette zone agricole reculée offre une immersion bucolique unique pour les amoureux d'histoire et de nature. Un cadre des plus envoûtants qui sera pourtant mis en danger par la construction d'un barrage dont les travaux devraient débuter courant 2018.

Bisri est au cœur d'une plaine verdoyante dont les couleurs feront chavirer ses visiteurs. Niché entre les vallées du Sud et du Mont-Liban, le fleuve Awali longe des pins, des citronniers et des grenadiers qui embaument l'air de leurs senteurs méditerranéennes. Après la sortie de Joun, le couvent Saint-Sauveur se dévoile entre les parcelles de pins et d'oliviers. Construit en 1711, ce couvent grec-catholique permet de profiter d'une vue panoramique imprenable. On peut y découvrir des collections de manuscrits anciens, des objets liturgiques et une petite église, rénovée après le tremblement de terre qui a touché la région en 1956. Quelques centaines de mètres avant l'entrée du village de Bisri, une route de terre vous mènera à l'église Mar Moussa, édifiée il y a plus de 800 ans. Les moutons vont paître dans ce lieu ombragé, calme et paisible. Il vous sera possible de tirer la cloche de ce sanctuaire où chaque année, le dernier dimanche d'août, tous les chrétiens des environs se réunissent pour prier le saint patron. En poursuivant sur le chemin rocailleux à votre gauche, des vestiges romains estimés à 1 500 avant J.-C. se dévoilent après une marche de 1h30 environ. Mais ces témoins du passé grandiose de la région seront probablement ensevelis sous les eaux l'année après la construction du barrage...

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Ancient Indian mathematical document earliest known use of zero, carbon dating reveals | Radio Australia

Ancient Indian mathematical document earliest known use of zero, carbon dating reveals | Radio Australia | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Ancient Indians were using a symbol for zero centuries earlier than historians previously thought, new research in the United Kingdom has revealed.

Carbon dating performed by researchers at Oxford University on the Bakhshali manuscript, an ancient mathematical document, resulted in the unexpected discovery it originated in the third or fourth century.

Inscribed on 70 pieces of birch bark, the Bakhshali manuscript contains hundreds of zeroes, and was first found by a farmer in 1881 in what is now Pakistan, before being taken to the UK...

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Du karaoké, de l’origami, des arts martiaux, du thé et de l’Ikebana, il y aura tout ça, mais surtout… des mangas. Ne loupez pas le concours des talents et celui de dessin | PresseLib

Du karaoké, de l’origami, des arts martiaux, du thé et de l’Ikebana, il y aura tout ça, mais surtout… des mangas. Ne loupez pas le concours des talents et celui de dessin | PresseLib | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Le programme est fourni, et résolument accès sur… le Japon. Du karaoké, de l’origami, des démos d’Aikido et de Taijikwan, la conférence d’Olivier Fallaix sur « Les 30 ans du Club Dorothée » (de 11 à 12 heures) ou celle sur la cérémonie du thé avec démo d’Ikebana (de 12 à 14 heures), voici ce qui vous attend samedi, sans oublier City Hunter, le concours de talents, la pré-selection FMA, le défilé Cosplay, le quizz FMA...

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Une semaine japonaise à Paris : trois lieux incontournables | France TV Infos

Une semaine japonaise à Paris : trois lieux incontournables | France TV Infos | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Le Japon et la France, c’est une longue histoire, mais pas si ancienne. Extrêmement fermé à toute intrusion extérieure, aucun contact n’est établi entre l’Archipel et le Royaume de France avant le XVIIe siècle. La première rencontre date de 1615 quand le samouraï Hasekura Tsunemaga, émissaire de son suzerain envoyé à Rome, s’arrête sur la côte méditerranéenne… à Saint-Tropez.
Estampe japonaise : Portrait d'un Samourai. Peinture de Toyokuni Utagawa, 1769 - 1825 ), 19eme siecle. Rennes, Musee Des Beaux Arts.

En 1619, François Carron est le premier Français à fouler le sol nippon. Jésuite, voyageant clandestinement suite à l’interdiction du christianisme déclarée au Japon, il est arrêté, torturé dans l’objectif d’obtenir son parjure, et tué le 29 septembre 1687. Martin Scorsese a traité le sujet dans son magnifique "Silence", à propos des franciscains portugais proselytes catholiques dans l'Archipel. Les relations commencent mal… Plus aucun Français ne débarquera au Japon avant 1780, depuis l’instauration en 1641 de la politique d’isolationnisme Sasoku sous l’ère Edo (1600-1898)...

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Le Cambodge et son street art | Open Minded

Le Cambodge et son street art | Open Minded | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

En décembre prochain et pour la 3ème année consécutive, se déroulerae le « Cambodia Urban Art » un festival dédié au street art qui rassemble des artistes locaux et internationaux. L’année dernière, c’était les français Théo Vallier et Chifumi qui avaient pris la direction artistique du festival. Il avaient, pour l’occasion réalisé des fresques sur les murs de la capitale, Phnom Penh, mais surtout donné rendez-vous à plusieurs artistes dont Peap Tarr (Nouvelle-Zélande, Cambodge), Lisa Mam (Cambodge), Tones (Suisse, Cambodge), David Myers (Cambodge), Kimchean Koy (Cambodge), Venk (Grande-Bretagne) ou encore Eltono (France).

Car, vous ne le savez peut être pas mais au Cambodge, le street art commence à se faire une place de plus en plus grande. Bien que cet art ne fasse pas vraiment partie de l’histoire culturelle du pays, il semblerait que la jeunesse locale, bien plus urbaine que les générations précédentes, compte bien changer ça. Depuis que le tourisme s’est développé, le Cambodge a vu quelques uns de ses murs graffés par des touristes qui voulaient laisser une marque de leur passage ou bien des immigrés qui s’étaient installés. Désormais, ce sont les locaux qui goûtent à ce plaisir clandestin.

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Ouzai, le nouveau spot street art libanais | OpenMinded

Ouzai, le nouveau spot street art libanais | OpenMinded | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Ouzai est un bidonville situé dans la banlieue sud-ouest de Beyrouth, au Liban. Négligé comme tant d’autres quartiers par le gouvernement, Ouzai a pendant longtemps été ignoré, considéré comme inintéressant d’un point de vu touristique.

Depuis 2015, un riche entrepreneur Ayad Nasser a décidé de faire bouger les choses. «Cela fait des années que les Libanais considèrent Ouzai comme un bidonville dangereux, il y a beaucoup de stéréotypes et de peurs inconscientes», affirme t-il. Façades colorées, fresques géantes, graffitis, sol goudronné… Ouzai a eu le droit un relooking extrême dans une optique solidaire et artistique...

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Literature on Hue royal architecture | VietNamNet

Literature on Hue royal architecture | VietNamNet | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

The beautiful verses in Chinese script were carved, enameled, or embossed on Hue Royal Court structures. They were the best written by Nguyen kings, their relatives, and mandarins about Vietnam’s peace, independence, natural beauty, and agricultural promotion.

Nguyen Phuoc Hai Trung, Vice Director of the Hue Relics Preservation Centre, said “Literature on Hue royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty is unique. The poems are engraved on different positions of palaces. It’s estimated that nearly 3,000 compartments have verses. It can either be one or several compartments to make up a complete poem”...

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Animated tale The Breadwinner, produced by Angelina Jolie, shines light on Afghanistan | CBC

Animated tale The Breadwinner, produced by Angelina Jolie, shines light on Afghanistan | CBC | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

When Canadian Saara Chaudry got the call to play Parvana, the young heroine at the centre of The Breadwinner, she was more than ready.

Years ago she'd fallen in love with the young adult novel when a librarian had recommended the Deborah Ellis book. Chaudry had even exchanged emails with the Canadian author, met her at a school book reading and asked about a potential movie.

Then, one day, she received a fateful call from her agent to audition for a film adaptation of The Breadwinner.

"From then on, I really wanted to get the part and wanted to do justice to the character," Chaudry said...

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Ni Youyu's first exhibition in France opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Artdaily

Ni Youyu's first exhibition in France opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Artdaily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Galerie Nathalie Obadia presents Ni Youyu’s first exhibition in France entitled The Endless Second. Born in 1984 in the province of Jiangxi, he is one of the most representative Chinese artists from the young generation looking to rediscover Chinese traditional aesthetic heritage.

Ni Youyu works with a varied range of media and supports. While freely combining traditional and modern, western and eastern artistic concepts, the artist proposes a unique criticism of the systems at work in the art world: «On one hand my work is a tribute; on the other, I also want to be unruly.» The topic of time and space perception also plays a central part in his work.

The exhibition entitled The Endless Second features a selection of recent pieces (2016-2017) of various media and techniques such as engraving on wood, acrylic on canvas, photography, chalk dust and stone...

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Shirin Neshat defies Iranian stereotypes and regime in 'Fervor and Turbulent' | Artdaily

Shirin Neshat defies Iranian stereotypes and regime in 'Fervor and Turbulent' | Artdaily | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat finds the politics of her country inescapable, a position she both laments and embraces in her work. Throughout her photography and films, Neshat balances a demand for respect from the western world for her culture and her deep criticism of Iran’s government and treatment of women. The Boca Raton Museum of Art shows two of Neshat’s films, Fervor and Turbulent in a solo exhibition on view August 8th through October 22nd, 2017.

Neshat was born in Iran in 1957. She came to United States in 1975 but chose to remain in New York City after the Iranian Revolution (1978-1979). As an internationally celebrated artist known for her artistic and allegorical interpretations of Iranian culture and history, particularly from the point of view of women, concerns for her safety under the current regime have kept Neshat from visiting her native country since 1996...

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The rise of Indian languages on Internet will further unite India | Hindustantimes

The rise of Indian languages on Internet will further unite India | Hindustantimes | Kiosque du monde : Asie | Scoop.it

Recently, when an attempt was made to create a controversy over the use of Hindi on a signboard at a station of the Bengaluru Metro, I was reminded of an old Hindi adage: Baasi kadhi mein ubaal (Trying to boil stale curry). Those who wanted to make political capital by stoking the fires of linguistic differences have not succeeded.

Bengaluru is a bustling metropolis. A large mass of people settled in a particular geography assume the character of a city only when there is a common feeling of co-existence. Bengaluru has always followed this principle. Even this time round, the citizens of Bengaluru have scored cent per cent as far as mutual respect for fellow citizens was concerned. The selfish tactics of politicians can affect society only when society allows itself to be influenced...

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Curated by musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Le musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac propose une sélection d'articles issus des plus grands quotidiens internationaux et de la presse culturelle.

Kiosque du Monde propose un regard sur toute l'actualité culturelle et artistique internationale, d'Afrique, des Amériques, d'Asie et d'Océanie à travers une sélection d'articles de la presse du monde entier.