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

Last Updated: 17/11/2019 | Posted by: cathyjin
  • Map |
  • Taxi Directions |
  • Print
This event has finished
November 10, 2019
Venue Name
M Glam
7/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu
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.

Map of M Glam

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.