Bali’s Chinese temples and the tragic love story behind Balinese Hinduism that marked the joining of two great Asian dynasties

In the great pantheon of Balinese folklore, few stories are more endearing – or have greater geopolitical significance – than that of King Jayapangus and his wife, Kang Ching Wie.According to inscriptions, the king became infatuated with the Chinese beauty after she arrived on the Indonesian island aboard a merchant ship owned by her father sometime in the 12th century. Despite objections from priests whose role it was to uphold traditions and who warned the relationship would turn sour, the…


See also  Scientist Jane Goodall, Chinese novelist Mai Jia to speak at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Leave a Reply