In May 2016 I had honor to participate in The 10th International Conference on Daoist Studies. My participation was supported by a grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Project No. RFBR 15-06-09393.
The 10th International Conference on Daoist Studies “Daoism: Self, Science, and Society” (第十屆國際道學研討會: 道學：自我、科學與社會) was held by The Society for the Study of Religious Philosophy, R.O.C., in Tian-An-Tai-Ho Retreat Center 天安太和道場, Miaoli, Taiwan, on the May 26-29, 2016.
Chairs of the Conference were Professor Livia Kohn 孔麗維教授 (Boston University, USA), and Professor Liou Tong-Miin 劉通敏教授 (Tsing Hua University, Taiwan).
The official opening of the Conference took place on May 26 at the Tian-An-Tai-Ho Hall 天安太和廳, where welcoming speeches were delivered by Dr. Livia Kohn, Dr. Liou Tong-Miin and other eminent scholars.
After the Opening Ceremony keynote reports were made by Prof. Li Feng-mao 李豐楙教授 (Graduate Institute of Religious, National Chengchi University; 政治大學宗教研究所), Prof. Paul R. Katz 康豹教授 (Academia Sinica; 中央研究院), and Dr. Li Xian-guang 李顯光先生 (The Society for the Study of Religious Philosophy; 中華宗教哲學研究社).
The main issues of the The 10th International Conference on Daoist Studies, focused on the Daoist global view and its practice in the past and in modern society, especially on the understanding of corporeal body and self、the relationship between classic science and modern science as well as its social meanings in ethical culture and in the community.
The Conference brought together experts on Daoism, all of whom presented their research or workshops and held discussions and debates in various panels and forums . The topics discussed were in the fields of Daoist Cosmology, Daoist Worldview, Daoist Practices, Daoism and Philosophy, Daoism and Arts, Daoism and Science, Daoist Body and Self, Daoism and Contemporary Civilization.
Web-page of The 10th International Conference on Daoist Studies: http://daoist.tienti.tw
The conference was brilliantly organized and was very fruitful, constructive, friendly, and interesting.
Many thanks to the Organizers!
Tian-An-Tai-Ho Retreat Center / 天安太和道場
Opening ceremony. Professor Livia Kohn delivers Conference greetings
Prof. Li Feng-mao delivers a keynote speech “From Mystagogy to Public Transmission: A New Perspective of Body in Inner Alchemic Culture” 游觀與內觀：從存想身神到觀照關竅的丹道修練
Prof. Paul R.Katz delivers a keynote speech “Daoism and the Revival of Temple Cults in China: Some Preliminary Observations from Wenzhou”
Dr. Li Xian-guang delivers a keynote speech “Purposiveness and Non-Purposiveness in Sitting Meditation Practice” 靜坐的有為與無為
The cultural program: Music Appreciation
The cultural program: Visit Miaoli Hakka Cultural Park / 參觀客家文化發展中心苗栗園區
The cultural program: Visit the Buddhist temple Fo-Ding-Shan Chao-Sheng-Si /參觀三義佛頂山朝聖寺
Panel No. 7B: Taiwan Daoism 台灣道教
Tsai Hsiu Chin, University of Taipei / 蔡秀菁, 台北市立大學
Chen Mei-Man, Aletheia University / 陳美滿, 真理大學
Lu Hsiu-Ling, Aletheia University / 盧秀玲, 真理大學
On the sidelines of the Conference: With future researchers on Daoism
The cultural program: Violin Piano show
Panel No. 8B: Taiwan Daoism 台灣道教
Lu Chun Ching, Aletheia University / 盧俊清, 真理大學
Panel Session No. 10: Daoism Today 當今道教. Chair: Prof. Terry Kleeman (on right)
Remarkable report by Prof. Chia-Lin Chang, Aletheia University / 張家麟教授, 真理大學
Concluding Forum. Prof. Livia Kohn and Prof. Liou Tong-Miin
During the conference, I got two precious gifts.
Dr. Kenneth Cohen, a renowned qigong master, presented me a remarkable book “The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing”.
Dr. Li Xian-guang 李顯光先生, a famous Daoist researcher, presented me his new monograph “Ancient mount Huashan and Way of immortality” 方仙道與古華山.
Дорогие друзья, все желающие познакомиться с этими книгами могут это сделать в библиотеке Центра синологических исследований (7-й корпус АмГУ, ауд. 106).
After the Conference, I had the happy opportunity to collect some materials related to the Chinese religious culture and Taiwanese local religious traditions.
Temple of Taiwansheng Chenghuang / 台灣省城隍廟 / Храм Чэнхуана провинции Тайвань (Тайбэй)
Temple of Heaven / 天壇/ Храм Неба в городе Тайнань
Temple of Xiahai Chenghuang at Songshan District / 松山霞海城隍廟/ Храм сяхайского Чэн-хуана в районе Суншань
Palace of Eastern Peak / 東嶽殿/ Палаты Восточного пика (Тайнань)
Temple of Dizangwang at Xinzhuang District / 新莊地藏庵/ Храм бодхисаттвы ада Дицзанвана (Кшитигарбха) в Синьчжуане
Temple of Taiwanfu Chenghuang / 府城隍廟/ Храм областного Чэн-хуана (Тайнань)
With best regards,
Amur State University