Friday, September 24, 2010

Defining "Qi"

The Chinese word "Qi" is often mistranslated as "energy" in English. "Qi" is not energy.

"Qi" cannotes both substance and function. Substance and function are two different concepts but they are closely related and cannot be entirely separated. This is because each function must be based on a certain substance, while a certain form of substance is bound to demonstrate a corresponding function. -Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture, p. 36

While not easy to translate, a better term than "energy" is "Air" or "Vital Air".

Monday, September 6, 2010

Oxford Dictionary adds Popular Chinese Terms

The 115-year-old prestigious Oxford Dictionary will now include popular new Chinese terms like "shanzhai" "youtiao" and "fangnu", as part of the modern Chinese language.

As China plays a more and more important role in the world economy, the Chinese language is forever evolving, attracting more attention from people who want to understand this ancient yet vibrant language.
For more see: Oxford Dictionary adds Popular Chinese Terms

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Jet Li wants to make Taiji an Olympic Sport

Jet Li wants to make Taiji an Olympic Sport

"The Expendables" star Jet Li is not just eying Hollywood but is working to include Chinese martial arts in the Olympics.

Li announced his plan on Thursday in Beijing where he was named image ambassador for the inaugural SportAccord Combat Games, the "Beijing News" reports.

Li will work specifically on promoting the martial art of Taijiquan. ....

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wyoming Warrior Wedding

Pictures from the Forsmann/Fiorella Wyoming Warrior Wedding, Saturday, August 21, 2010

Grooms Wedding Party (Left To Right): Wayde Jenkins, Robin Johnson, Herb Blue (Best Man), Steve Forsmann (Groom), Michel Czehatowski, Ralph

Bride: Christine Fiorella (Mrs. Steve Forsmann)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

TCM 1st time passes U.S. FDA clinical trials

A China-made pill to treat cardiovascular conditions has been tested safe and effective by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...