Tag Archives: Taiji

Zhu Xi

Zhu Xi (1130-1200) was a Song Dynasty (960-1279) Confucian scholar who became one of the most significant Neo-Confucians in China. He taught at the famous White Deer Grotto Academy for some time. During the Song Dynasty, Zhu Xi’s teachings were considered to the orthodoxy. Zhu Xi and his fellow scholars added two additional Chinese classic [...]

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Wudang Martial Arts

A major aspect of Taoist influence on Chinese culture is its martial arts. Chinese martial arts of all sorts have a long history and a great diversity of methods and styles. Generally speaking, they are divided into two big schools: the south school and the north school. The north school originated from Shaolin Temple of [...]

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Taoism and Medicine

Due to its main aim at longevity, Chinese Taoism has paid a special attention to medicine. Taoist medicine covers various aspects such as methods to keep in good health, therapeutics, materia medica and medical knowledge. Regretfully, it also has witchcraft elements such as spell and conjuration. In order to get longevity, Taoists have done a [...]

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