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LiteratiTradition

LiteratiTradition is offered by YeYoung Culture Studies (YCS). YCS is a center for traditional Chinese cultural studies and practices. It relies upon a complementary approach of critical exams of textual and doctrinal studies and the tradition of oral transmission and esoteric practice in the five traditional disciplines: Chinese Sages and Their Philosophies, Chinese Poetry and Calligraphy, Chinese Feng Shui and I Ching, Chinese Meditation (Qi Gong and Tai Chi), Chinese Qin Music.

YCS seeks to accomplish the following goals:

YCS is ultimately committed to share and promote the traditional Chinese cultural studies and practices, and continue to conduct research, publish results, and provide classes and consulting services to the widest possible audience.

The shamanic ancestral lineage of Confucius and Lao Tzu | Meditative or Qi Gong techniques expressed in Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi | Time, Space, Human Nature, Heart/Mind | Qi

木 詩 書 Wood* Chinese Poetry and Calligraphy

Poetry and calligraphy as the embodiment of Chinese cultural spirit and the Art of living | Poetry and calligraphy as the recognition of one's intellect and social capabilities | Li Bai's longing for Immortality, Alchemic practice | Du Fu's approach to the officialdom and Feng Shui practice | Wang Wei's exercise of the Chan Buddhist awakening and filial piety | Calligraphy as ultimate self-realization in the calligraphy of Huai Su and Zhangxu

火 數 術 Fire*   Chinese Feng Shui and I Ching

Continuous practice of I Ching as divination based on the Chinese cosmological order, the heavenly stems and earthly branches, the four numinous animals, and the five elements | I Ching as philosophical and historical sources | Modern scholarship on I Ching | The environmental origins of Feng Shui | Feng Shui as a means of communication with ancestors to ensure prosperity and longevity | Feng Shui as technical system to select ideal sites and buildings, and to alter the existed sites and buildings to guarantee occupant's prosperity and longevity | The classical textual sources and modern scholarship | The vital element of Feng Shui: secrets of oral transmission and esoteric lineage practice

Qi Gong as a practice of the hermaphroditic shaman | Daoyin, Neidan | Qi Gong as a scientific method divesting of magic or superstition | Chen Family Creation of Tai Chi | Zhang Sanfeng's creation of Tai Chi | Tai Chi as a martial art against bandits vs. Tai Chi as a part of literati self-cultivation | Tai Chi as a means for “self-strengthening of the nation” vs. Tai Chi as an ideological approach after the declining of Communism | The vital secrets of Qi Gong and Tai Chi: oral transmission and esoteric lineage practice | The sources of Qi Gong Classical texts

金 音 律 Metal *Chinese Qin Music

Qin music as the earliest Chinese music form | Qin as the contemplative and ritualistic instrument | Qin as the inclusive self-cultivation method | Qin as the embodiment of: Unity of heaven and man, Unity of the condition of mind and the natural scene, and Unity of knowledge and practice

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