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  1. The scramble to save HK's intangible heritage

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Official list will determine the future of the city's festivals, writes Yau Chui-yan Forty years ago, when Yung Chi-ming was in his 20s, he began helping out with the Tai Ping Ching Chiu, the traditional festival on Cheung Chau. Like many seniors on ...

  2. Believers whose Taoism is a profession of faith

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Taoism,' he said, explaining that he abandoned his secular farmer's life and went to Lao Mountain in Qingdao, Shandong province, where he met his future master. 'Not everyone can ... of times each year.' Gao was speaking on the sidelines of the recent International Taoism Forum, which was held in Hengyang, Hunan, late last month. He said being forced to greet people ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... pollution crisis. The solution, he writes, is a riddle-rich faith with roots stretching deep into Chinese culture: Daoism (or Taoism), the ancient religious philosophy. "You could argue ... was converted to the green cause by business trips to Taiwan at the end of the 1970s. Back then, he ran RSV, a Dutch shipbuilding company that produced naval kit. Taiwan introduced him to Taoism ...

  4. Holiday to mark birth of Taoism urged

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong should make the 25th day of the second month of the lunar calendar a holiday to mark the birth of Taoism, the city's Taoist Association said yesterday. Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said the government would cautiously consider the suggestion. The date marks the traditional birthday of Lao-tzu, the philosopher whose writings gave rise to Taoism ...

  5. Rebirth of Taoism fills spiritual void in rush to consumerism

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Ancient faith has more support from a government than in centuries The core concept of the Daodejing, the founding canon of Taoism by Chinese philosopher Lao Zi, is arguably the suggestion that doing nothing is the most effective action. It is because of this philosophy of non-action and its promotion of retreating from society and government that Taoism has been ignored ...

  6. Forum on Taoism seen as part of 'harmony' campaign

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok An international forum next year on China's homegrown religion, Taoism, is part of a push to promote social harmony and prevent other religions such as Christianity ... to Daodejing, a book by Taoism founder Laozi credited with promoting a harmonious relationship with the world and the environment. Jiang Jianyong, deputy director-general of the State Administration ...

  7. News - China Insider - OBITUARIES

    China's top philosophy scholar and 'Sinology master' Tang Yijie dies at 87

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 11:42am by Chris Luo

    ... Confucianism and Taoism – and promoting the preservation of Chinese culture. Tang was born in Tianjin to a family of academics. His father, Tang Yongtong, was also a famous scholar on traditional ...

  8. News - China

    Therapy makes a comeback in a China searching for meaning

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:42pm by GDN

    ... of traditional Chinese thought- particularly Taoism- and psychotherapy. Bao Tiankui runs group sessions, a practical response to the lack of trained therapists, but one that might seem particularly ...

  9. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Taoist priest spreads ancient wisdom

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... in a modern world The principal philosophy and religious traditions of Taoism, which incorporate elements of Buddhism, were established in China about 2,400 years ago. Yet even today, the lives ... recently spoke about the lives of modern Taoists and what led him to become a Taoist priest. What got you interested in Taoism, and why did you want to be a priest? I was born into a family of fung ...

  10. Quietly confident

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen Shanghai-based fashion designer Qiu Hao is often hailed as one of the most avant-garde on the mainland. But other than his clean-shaven scalp, there doesn't seem anything too radical about his appearance. He doesn't drink coffee or a ...




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