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Mirror & Mystery...
China of experiments and passion!
An independent country, larger than Europe and with a triple population of it, ancient and the world, a grandiose human and natural museum, and as of now largely inaccessible and forbidden. As it is dawning in Shanghai, Kaskar (an important western station of silk streets) is still a night. Distance from New York to Peru !!
5.000 years of continuous history where the country experienced raids, revolutions, disasters, ups and downs of dynasties, earthquakes, epidemics, famines and floods from the first agricultural civilization of the earth and received an invasion of religions and, in turn, the export of philosophical ideas, products and inventions.
For the European who is starring in this vast country, China is only a series of pictures. The palaces with their deep red color, the mountains of the interior, the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, the low and gray houses, the boats of villages in the big canal, the rural provinces, the schools, the rural communes.
The traveler can see a China fall or a strong one. But surely it is an inner utopia, a purely personal discovery that makes you feel different, somewhat ridiculous but never alone. Maybe Marco Polo would have felt when he arrived at a horse in Beijing, then called Hanbalin or City of Grand Khan.
Beijing is a city inhabited by men and women without losing but without hunger. Beijing has strict habits, wakes up early.
Work begins at dawn. City labor. You can see the famous Tao-Chi gymnastics, an ancient art that disciplines members and strengthens the spirit. Elders and young people rhythmically move under the Tartar walls as if listening to some music that does not exist. Dry forms that nothing can shake.
Beijing hates softness, it does not love the many colors. Geometrically perfect, the capital of a rigorous and revolutionary country.
The story of Communist China begins in a small house on July 1, 1921 in Shanghai, with the first Chinese Communist party conference. consisting of 12 delegates, including the MAO. They all died early or were considered traitors except the MAO who resisted the storms of history.
Maoism is teaching, religion, law, life rule, example, moral command. Never in the history of the world a large country, and indeed the largest population in the world, did not manage to be governed by words.
The reasons written or spoken by MAO were immediately incorporated into millions of ways of behavior and decision-making.
§ Newspapers of the wall or Ta - Ce - Pao. A political revolution in 1966 was launched by Mao to his opponents with a mass mobilization of student youth. Crash of cities against the technological mechanism of the industry. In the phase of the educational revolution, it is identical to a policy of isolation and rupture.
§ Acupuncture for pain suppression. This therapeutic practice, typical of Chinese medicine, is of ancient origin and is linked to a whole system of philosophical and cosmological concepts. It is based on the Taoist cosmic notion that psychophysical balance is closely related to the two "yang" and "yin" forces, the one stimulating and the other tranquilizing, which regulate the universe and consequently man.
Acupuncture consists of inserting needles, with different lengths and diameters, at defined points of the body, corresponding to the head of the pain.
The jabs are, during inhalation, as the skin and continue deep in the exhalation to achieve an analgesic effect.
Contrary to what is believed in the West, after the habits of many acupuncturists who tend to emphasize the external value of their practice, the needles are not of gold or silver, but of copper or steel. The classic needles of Chinese acupuncture are nine and were created when doctors decided that only one type of needle could not meet the different requirements. Acupuncture supporters claim that surface irritations of the needles stimulate beneficial, through the reflex, the organs underneath. Acupuncture can be done on a superficial level and then affects the functions of the body's defense system or a deeper level, and then it mainly affects the functions of the sympathetic nervous system.
§ § The Great Wall of China, about 6,000 kilometers long and varying in height from 5 to 10 meters and its thickness sometimes reaches 7 meters in the base and 4 at the top, was built in the 3rd century BC by order of Sui Huang for defense primarily purposes and belongs among the wonders of the world. For its construction, 150 million cubic meters of soil and 50 million cubic meters of stone and bricks were used. Thousands of serfs were carrying the soil in baskets and slid it well to become solid. In the following centuries, the appearance of this imposing construction of the first era of the Empire was altered by the building of numerous fortifications and trusses. Nevertheless, the Great Wall still preserves the helical and continuous view of the ancient fortress, the outside of which differs from the interior. The work is in keeping with the monumental perceptions of the older peoples of antiquity, but it goes far beyond the broadness and boldness with which the differences in levels have been overcome, adaptation has been achieved in different natural environments and has been harmonized with the features of the sites and territories in which was built, obeying a typical Chinese notion that man's work should not disrupt or destroy nature but interfere with the landscape. His endless film of walls unfolds from the province of Kansus to the Liaotang Bay, forming an arched ridge and always looking on the one hand on the Mongolian landscape and on the other on the fertile Chinese land.
Full of towers and towers and fortified centuries, the Great Wall became the symbol of the prominent nationalism of ancient China and has so far been a major attraction for Chinese and foreigners who can not hide their admiration in front of this huge defensive work.
§ Confucius 551 e.g. Restoring a tradition of the past, conservative ratification of the hierarchy and paternalistic relations in the family and politics. Appeal to a universal and traditional morality, subjugation of the nature of man to the needs through work. These principles were adopted by Meggo in an education system through a complex system of government officials and transformed into a closed, rigid and conservative scheme.
Megios was a supporter of the view that the nature of man is good but corrupted by society and the pursuit of profit. So with justice, kindness and study you can find the heart of the child's rose, that is, the primitive innocence. Confucian teaching is not a religion but a teaching about how a man has to live. A typical set of practical behavior so as not to disturb the harmonious response between the universe and individuals, between the world of nature and morality.