Archive for August 2010

Modern Scientific Analysis of Medical Qigong

Is there any scientific analysis of the medical benefits of Qigong, which is a type of health/healing/martial arts exercise that has been practiced in China and other countries for at least two thousand years?  Recently an important book “Chinese Medical Qigong” [1] has just been published.  It provides a comprehensive summary on the theory, practice, […]

Reflections on a Recent Visit to Xinjiang

In terms of size, location, and natural resources Xinjiang has strategic importance to China.  In terms of history, people, and culture, Xinjiang is different from many parts of China.   This article describes some of the opportunities and challenges facing China with respect to Xinjiang based on observations from a recent two-week visit to Xinjiang.  […]