The official Sina Weibo account of prominent Chinese feminist group Feminist Voice (女权之声) has been...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 3, 2013
China Real Time’s Josh Chin talks to Sam Crane, author of the Useless Tree blog and Life,...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 3, 2013
At the South China Morning Post, Chow Chung-yan reviews The Fate of Zhuangzi in Modern China by Liu Jianmei, on the Taoist sage’s varying fortunes during the 20th Century. An English edition of the book, according to...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 13, 2012
In the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson writes about his experiences on a ten-day qigong retreat in a cave: In November, I came to Jinhua with about 400 others on a ten-day retreat to study with Wang Liping, probably...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 1, 2011
In the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson looks at the debate over morality in China following the death of toddler Yue Yue on Foshan, and whether Daoism may be one option to fill the spiritual void in Chinese society: The...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 26, 2010
The Wall Street Journal has a video report on rarely seen Taoist temple paintings in remote Shanxi: In China’s Temple of Eternal Happiness is a stunning, ancient wall mural seen by few people because of its remote location...
by Xiao Qiang | May 8, 2007
From Asia Times: As China races into its capitalist future, it is also rediscovering its philosophical and religious past. But can the country move backward as it goes forward? Chinese leaders think so, and they are enthusiastically supporting a revival of the ancient philosophical traditions of Confucianism and Taoism. Late last month, for example, the […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 26, 2007
CCP’s latest “constructing socialist harmonious society” campaign has been trying to utilize traditional cultural resources. The following Xinhua article provides another example: China’s high-ranking officials have called for adopting the wisdom of ancient Taoism to build a harmonious society. Tao Te Ching, or the Classic of the Way and Virtue, was written by Lao Zi […]
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