Site Overview

The www.dontow.com is the website of Don M. Tow. It contains articles in three topical categories (or pages): Political/Social Commentary, Taiji, and Other Topics. Currently, a new release of this website is published usually every three months. The website also has a fourth category “Soccer” about the soccer book that I published in 2006.

Any article in a particular category can be accessed via the corresponding category on the menu bar at the top of the page. Any article in a particular release can be accessed via the corresponding release on the right sidebar.

This website began in October 2006, and the website has been redesigned twice, once in October 2008, and the second time in November 2009.

We welcome comments from readers. Readers can directly submit their comments at the end of any article.

Some Testimonials on Health Benefits from Practicing Chen Style Hun Yuan Taijiquan

This summer I attended the “16th International Seminar on Taiji and Qigong” in Zibo, Shandong, China, July 29-August 3, 2014. It was organized by Master Wang Feng-Ming of the World Chen Style Hun Yuan Taiji Association. The first three days were on practicing collecting, cultivating, and circulation of Qi, and the last three days were on practicing the “Chen Style Hun Yuan Taiji 48 Form” with Master Wang demonstrating the martial applications of each form. More discussion on the contents of this seminar may be discussed in the future. In this article, I want to briefly report on several testimonials on health benefits from practicing Chen Style Hun Yuan Taijiquan [1].
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Reflections from 2014 Peace & Reconciliation Asia Study Tour

This summer I had the opportunity to participate in a weekly demonstration that has been going on since January 8, 1992, making it the world’s longest longevity demonstration in history.   The official name of this demonstration, also called weekly meeting, is the “Wednesday Demonstration Demanding Japan to Redress the Comfort Women Problems,” and it takes place every Wednesday at 12:00 noon in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. [1]  This event was one of many meaningful and educational events that took place during this year’s July 12-24 “2014 Peace and Reconciliation Asia Study Tour.”[2]  Besides Seoul, the tour also visited Shanghai, Nanjing, and Harbin in China.  This article provides a brief summary [3] of some reflections from this Asia Study Tour.
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