Beauty and Utility

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This follows on my comments on Harmony and ‘Environmental Aesthetics‘, as well as the post on ‘What is Good‘. Perhaps my overriding point in those posts is that Eastern traditions pay greater attention to the ethical concept of harmony, both socially and with nature, than Western traditions. Harmony is seen to be a ‘good thing’. This could be exhibited in …

Prumsodun Ok

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Modern day Cambodia is a complex mix of Buddhist beliefs, the harmony and order of naturism, animism and an increasing influence of Globalism and Western individualism. Dance is an important aspect of all East Asian cultures, and in Cambodia’s case one can see a strong animist thread. Prumsodun Ok, a leading classical dancer, who also happens to be a champion of …