MT. WUDANG, CHINA’S BIGGEST DAOIST CENTRE

Mt. Wudang, the Biggest Daoist Hub in China Daoist temples began to appear in Mt Wudang since Lao Tzu and Confucius time 2,500 years ago. But Mt. Wudang was developed into a Daoist hub hundreds years later during the Weijin South North Dynasties (魏晋南北朝) around the 3rd and the 4th centuries, the time when the story of Nirvana in Fire, […]

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TRADITIONAL CHINESE SCHOLAR CULTURE

The Founder of China’s Scholarly Culture Confucius lived in the era when Lao Tzu described how the universe works and Shakyamuni explained how to manager your universe. As China’s most respected teacher, in a pre-internet age 2,500 years ago, Confucius gained over 3,000 followers China wide. Ancient Chinese State-Run University This life-scale replica of the scene resembles a typical lecture […]

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MAOSHAN SECT – A MYSTERIOUS DAOIST SCHOOL

Maoshan Daoist Sect

Maoshan Daoist sect is one of the most mysterious Daoist schools, known as the inheritor of Supreme Purity camp (上清派) with its principles and cultivation methods explained in Sutra of Supreme Purity (上清经). The statue atop the hill behind the premises is Laozi (Lao Tse, 604 bC – 531 BC), considered as the founder of the modern Chinese Daoism. The […]

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KUNQU OPERA: THE PEONY PAVILION

The Peony Pavilion (牡丹亭), Hall Of Longevity (长生殿), Thousands Of Martyrs (千忠戮) and The Fan Of Peach Flowers (桃花扇) are the four most celebrated ancient Chinese operas. Among the four, The Peony Pavilion, also named The Return of Soul at the Peony Pavilion, written in 1598 by Tang Xianzu (汤显祖), one of the two greatest Chinese dramatists, along with Guan Hanqing […]

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