Glossary

Webdefinition (Wiki) of the key terms in the subject area of Chinese Internal (movement) Arts

Glossary

This glossary contains definitions of the key terms in the subject area of Chinese Internal (movement) Arts (CIA) – Taijiquan, Qigong, Wushu, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chinese philosophy (Daoism, Confucianism), Chinese Calligraphy and Feng Shui.

All terms and key words will be defined and explained in simple language with the aim of establishing an online-dictionary for Chinese Internal (movement) Arts. The Glossary will evolve gradually.

Structure of the glossary

All glossary entries are organised in the following way:
1) Short explanation of the main term, transliteration of the Chinese term(s) and pronunciation sound-example
followed by
2) a video on the writing pattern of the corresponding Chinese characters (calligraphy) and a short explanation of their original meaning.
3) a more detailed description linking up to in-depth articles about central aspects of the general term.
4) Hints concerning further related reading and videos.

Glossary navigation

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

A

B

C

Chi

Chi Kung

D

Dantian

E

Energy

F

Five Elements (5 Elements)

Five Phases (5 Phrases)

G

H

I

J

K

L

Life Energy

M

N

O

P

Q

Qi

Qigong

R

S

San Bao

T

T’ai Chi Ch’uan

Tai Chi Chuan

Taiji Quan

Taijiquan

Three Treasures

U

V

W

Wu Xing

X

Y

Yangsheng

Z

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