M Talks China: Tai-Chi, Qigong, and the Globalization of Traditional Chinese Breathing Practices

Last Updated: 17/11/2019 | Posted by: cathyjin
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Date
November 10, 2019
Time
4pm
Email
cathy@m-onthebund.com
Website
http://m-restaurantgroup.com/news-and-events/
Venues
Venue Name
M Glam
Address
7/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu
Phone
6329 3751

Chinese traditional gymnastics like Taijiquan and Qigong become more and more popular in Western countries since the end of the 20th century. European population find in these breathe exercises interesting elements of spirituality and practices for well-being. However some anthropologists argue that Indian Yoga and Chinese practices take part of a neo-orientalism culture used as a soft power, in reaction to the development of western sports and medical science which are supposed to go with international modernization. In this talk, we will take example of contemporary practices in Shanghai and Europe to observe the evolution of those health practices on the way of the silk road.

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