#PhilosophicalFriday

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#PhilosophicalFriday is the Taiji Forum blog on philosophy and theory of the Chinese arts. It works with expressions and calligraphies from East and West to explore parallels and differences between Chinese and „Western“ culture and thought. – And it gives you a little something to chew on for your weekend.

At the moment, we are publishing a section of Ken van Sickle’s book „Tai Chi Sword“ every week. Simultaneously, Gabi’s German translation will be published on our German sister page. Be prepared for some unique insights into the philosophy and practice of the way of the sword in the Cheng Man Ching tradition!

 

Tai Chi Sword, Kenneth van Sickle

Wang Ning‘s exhibition

The preparations for Wang Ning‘s exhibition “Poetry of the lonesome warrior”

The preparations for Wang Ning‘s exhibition at the 20th International Push Hands Meeting are in full swing. Ning has just come back from China, where he went to mount his calligraphies. – He has worked for months now to capture thoughts, little verses and poems on paper. Here is a […]

#PhilosophicalFriday 2 - The first falling leaf announces the beginning of autumn

#PhilosophicalFriday 2 – The first falling leaf announces the beginning of autumn

#PhilosophicalFriday 2 – one leaf falling autumn Literally, this Chinese idiom means: one leaf falling autumn. – How may this be interpreted? Maybe: The first falling leaf announces the beginning of autumn. Small details predict great events. Interpreted in this way, the idiom addresses the possibility and the wish to […]

Qiu means autumn

#PhilosophicalFriday 1 – Qiu means autumn

#PhilosophicalFriday Our new series #PhilosophicalFriday works with calligraphies and notions from East and West to explore parallels and differences between Chinese and „Western“ culture and thought. – And it gives you a little something to chew on for your weekend. A big thanks to Wang Ning for his wonderful calligraphies! […]