The Similarities between Maori and Chinese Cultures And Deeper meaning of Maori Tattoo & MaraeExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 — 6:00 PM EDT

A New Zealand Chinese writer is coming to talk about her first hand experience of learning about Maori culture.

Guest Lecture

Song Lam QSMSong Lam QSM, Chinese New Zealand writer

Song spent more than two years researching Maori legends, customs and history when she was studying at the University of Auckland with a major in Education and minor in Maori culture and history. She has had the privilege of meeting many Maori people and staying on different Marae (a communal or sacred place that serves religious and social purposes in Polynesian societies) during her research. This has enriched her knowledge and understanding of Maori traditions, values and customs. Through her study, Song has found there are quite a number of similarities between Maori and Chinese cultures, such as languages, legends as well as customs. Song has been invited by different Universities and libraries in New Zealand and overseas to talk about these in a lot more detail. She will also introduce the deeper meaning of Maori Tattoo (Ta Moko) as well as the functions of  Marae.

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Cost 
Free
Location 
REN - Renison University College
Dunker Family Lounge (REN 1303)
240 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G4
Canada

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