A Song of Spring and Winter

February 10, 2017

BEIJING – Even the most ambitious leaders can hardly match the talk of a Fire Rooster. It is often overlooked that the twelve zodiac animals also rotate in five mythical outfits: earth, metal, wood, water, and fire. […]

DeTao Masters Academy: The Euro-Tao

February 2, 2017

Introduction: My Chinese name is 裴德思 (Pei Desi). I am a philosopher and cultural critic. My “philosophy” seems bold but it is rather practical: I have argued strongly for more Chinese loanwords to the English language. […]

Taoism in the pool (feat. the Power of Honghuang)

August 11, 2016

WHAT have ancient Taoism and the internet got to do with women’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games? Everything! “Really, was I that fast?” said Fu Yuanhui about her seemingly effortless performance in the pool. […]

The Euro-Tao: Taoist Kitsch

May 31, 2016

Quite a few layman Taoist organizations have formed in Europe. Examples are the ‘Taoist Tai Chi Gesellschaft Deutschland e.V.‘ in Germany, the ‘British Daoist Association‘, or the ‘Daoist Association of France’, the ‘Chiesa Taoista d’Italia’, […]

Yin Yang Proto-Science

May 22, 2016

Needless to say, just like any market place of ideas, competitors will vie for influence. It’s their ulterior motive. Only the strong survive, not the best ideas, not the truth, and certainly not those movements […]

THE TAO OF… EVERYTHING_TM

May 12, 2016

Stepping out of the highly elitist and inflexible world of professional sinology, observers will find a Taoist world that looks much more vibrant and diverse, but also increasingly deregulated and unpredictable. We are talking, of […]

The EURO-TAO: Tao Feminism & Political Correctness

May 12, 2016

This atmosphere of systematic cultural censorship and sinophobia in Europe makes it often difficult for pro-China voices to speak their mind, let alone talk Taoism. In the West, there is a constant propaganda about the […]

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