Bodhidharma
Bodhidharma (440 - 534 CE) played a seminal role in the transmission of Zen Buddhism from India to China (where it is known as Chan). Zen Budd ...
Cheng Tinghua
Cheng Tinghua (1848 - 1900) was the fourth disciple of Dong Haichuan
Confucius
Confucian teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced East Asian life and thought. Confucius (551 - 479 BCE) taught personal and public mo ...
Dong Haichuan
Dong Haichuan (1797 - 1882) was born in Zhu village, Ju Jia Wu Township in Wen An County, Hebei Province. Dong Haichuan’s reputation would go ...
Fu Xi
In Chinese mythology, Fu Xi (or Fu Hsi) was the first of the Three Sovereigns of ancient China. Fu Xi (2852 - 2737 BCE) taught humans all the ...
King Wen
When Jou the Terrible ascended to the throne of the Shang dynasty (1600 - 1122 BCE), his behavior was so horrific that his name is synonymous ...
Laozi
If Laozi (Lao Tzu)–the old sage usually associated with Daoism–existed, he lived during the Golden Age of Philosophers. The book attributed to ...
Shakyamuni
Buddhism is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (563 - 483 BCE) who–through a period of exploration–became The Buddha, or Awakened On ...
Sun-Lu-Tang
No author had more impact on our understanding of the internal martial arts then did Sun Lu Tang (1861 - 1932). This Grand Master of all three ...
Yellow Emperor
Huangdi, the Yellow Emperor (2497 - 2398 BCE), is a legendary Chinese sovereign and cultural hero who is considered in Chinese mythology to be ...
Yin Fu
Yin Fu (1840 - 1909 CE) was Dong Haichuan’s earliest disciple at Su Wang Palace. Some stor ...
Yu the Great
Yu is regarded with legendary status as Yu the Great (2059 - 2149 BCE), and he is considered one of The Three Sovereigns of China. King Yao or ...
Yue-Fei
The information we have about Yue Fei and his Song dynasty contemporaries come to us from histories collected during the later Yuan dynasty. A ...
Zhang Sanfeng
Zhang Sanfeng (1247 - 1370) is another legendary figure of Daoism and the mythical creator of Taijiquan. Some stories about Zhang Sanfeng plac ...