Humanistic Spirit


  • Aged Ancestor Chen Tuan - Master of Taoism
    Chen Tuan (871-989) was a legendary Taoist sage. His birth name was Chen Tuan (Simplified Chinese: 陈抟; Traditional Chinese: 陳摶; Pinyin: Chén Tuán); his courtesy name was Tunan (图南 Túnán); his pseudonym as a sage was (Wade-Giles) Chen Hsi I (Pinyin) Chén Xīyí (陈希夷) ...
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  • Mount Heming, Origin of Chinese Taoism
     The mention of Taoism, China's only indigenous religion, would remind visitors to this capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province of Mount Qingcheng in Dujiangyan, a city under Chengdu's administration.About 60 kilometres from downtown Chengdu, the evergreen...
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  • Taiqing Palace
    The Taiqing Palace, a sacred Taoist Palace, lies on the southern slopes of the famous Mt. Laoshan in Qingdao. It is said that there were once nine palaces, eight temples and seventy-two nunneries on the mountain when Taoism was at its height of prosperity. Of all...
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  • Taibai Temple, Famous Taoist Site
    The Taibai Temple is one of the famous venues for Taoist sites in China, and it is located at the foot of Taibai Mountain in Meixian County, Shaanxi Province. Taibai Mountain is the 11thfascinating place among the 36 fascinating places of Taoism, and it has been...
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  • Maoshan Taoist Monastery
    Maoshan Mountain is located at Jurong County, Jiangsu Province. It is a famous Taoist mountain in China, and was once known as the First Happy Land and Eighth Fascinating Place in the history. As it is the cradle of Shangqing Sect, Lingbao Sect and Maoshan Sect, it ...
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  • Ge Xuan - A Legendary Taoist of the Three Kingdoms
     Ge Xuan (164–244) was a Chinese Taoist. He was the ancestor of Ge Hong and a resident of Danyang in the state of Eastern Wu during the period of the Three Kingdoms; namely 220–280 CE. Ge Xuan's paternal grandnephew, Ge Hong, titled him Ge Xian Gong, which...
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  • Dongshan Liangjie - Zen Buddhist Monk of Tang Dynasty
    Dongshan Liangjie (807–869) (Chinese: 洞山良价; Wade–Giles: Tung-shan Liang-chieh) was a Zen Buddhist monk of 9th century China. He founded the Caodong/Sōtō school (曹洞宗) of Zen. He is also known for the poetic Verses of the Five Ranks.Start of Ch'an studiesDongshan was...
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  • School of Names
     The Logicians or School of Names (Chinese: 名家; pinyin: Míngjiā) was a school of Chinese philosophy that grew out of Mohism during the Warring States Period in 479–221 BCE. It is also sometimes called the School of Forms and Names (Chinese: 形名家; pinyin:...
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  • History of Chinese Ancient Education
    1.The “Private School Thriving” in the Spring and Autumn PeriodIn the Spring and Autumn Period, private schools prevailed and many scholars of different schools of thought spread their teaching in this way. Confucius, the great educator, devoted all his life to the...
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  • Three Oral Texts Used to Teach Children
     The Thousand Character Classic, a Chinese poem originating in the 6th century AD, was used for more than a millennium as a primer for teaching Chinese characters to children. The poem was sung in the same way that children learning the Latin alphabet may use the...
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