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1 The East Asia Institute and Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma  As a part of the College of Arts and Sciences, we are committed to supporting our community through programs that both educate and inspire!

2 The East Asia Institute and Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma Eai.ou.edu Ouci.ou.edu STUDY TOURS!

3 Study Tours  NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR TEACHING ABOUT ASIA  NCTA Field Study in China and Japan -- Summer 2014  For NCTA alumni in the states of:  Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York (metropolitan and lower), North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina,  South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.  cp/ncta- columbia/studytours/NCTA%20 Summer%20Study%20Tour% %20Packet.docx

4 Taoism (Daoism) Dao  What is Taoism (Daoism)?  The Tao-The Way or the Path  Lao Tzu-Founder  Tao Te Ching  Concepts:  1. Nature 2. Individual 3. Yin Yang 4. Fengshui

5 Taoism (Daoism) Dao  According to Taoism, the entire universe and everything in it flows with a mysterious, unknowable force called the Tao.

6 Taoism 道 Lao-tzu, translated as either "Old Master" or "Old Boy," is believed to be the author of Taoism. Very little is known of his life; he may not even have existed.

7 Tao Te Ching 道德经 (Classic of the Way and its Power)  “Dao” meaning path or way  “De” meaning virtue  “Jing” meaning canon/law/rules  Read selections from Laozi (Daodejing)  81 chapters  Translations…

8 Taoist beliefs  The individual  Uncarved block-simple  Nature  Time  Yin and Yang  The 5 elements (Wu xing)  Wuwei  Fengshui (wind water)

9 Taoist beliefs  The individual  Uncarved block-simple  Nature  Time  Yin and Yang  The 5 elements (Wu xing)  Wuwei  Fengshui (wind water)

10 Yin Yang  Polarity not opposites  What are ideals of each side?  Why does it “swirl?”

11 Fengshui Chinese system of arranging our environment so that we can live more in harmony with our surroundings.

12 Fengshui your bedroom!  The 8 Remedies  1. Straight lines  2. Light  3. Sound  4. Color  5. Life  6. Movement  7. Stillness  8. Mechanical devices

13 Fengshui your bedroom!  The 5 Elements  Wuxing ( 五行 ) Earth, fire, wood, metal, water

14 References ain_pop/ps/ps_china.htm /1000bce.htm#confudao /religious-taoism-vs-philosophical- taoism-6900.html mos/ort/daoism.htm  Asia for Educators-Primary Sources  Tao the Watercourse Way by Alan Watts  Tao Te Ching translation by Ralph Alan Dale  Opposing Views by Michael H. Jenkins  Living in the Chinese Cosmos


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