Archive for August 2009

Spontaneous Qigong or Zifagong (自发功)

One of the most important components, and most puzzling component, of Chinese martial arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is Qigong (气功). The Chinese word Qi in Qigong is the same as the Chinese word air (气). In practicing Qigong, usually breathing is very important; that may be why this word was chosen. However, Qi […]

Qiu Jin (秋瑾) – China’s First Feminist

Qiu Jin (秋瑾) was a Chinese woman born in an era with fervent anti-imperialistic and anti-feudal sentiments, but in a society with great restrictions on the role of women and on what they could or should do. She was torn between living the life of a woman expected by her society and the life of […]