wu xing

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wu xing (wōō zhēng),

n in traditional Chinese medicine, the fives phases—earth, wood, metal, fire, and water.
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Or on the top floor of Resorts World Birmingham, there is the Sky Bar, a sophisticated cocktail bar designed around a theatrical centre piece Teppanyaki grill, where food is freshly prepared for you while you enjoy signature cocktails inspired by Wu Xing, the five elements of Asian philosophy.
It began with a work called Wu Xing (The Five Elements) by Qigang Chen, who endured a spell at an ideological re-education camp during the Cultural Revolution in China.
Nine essays consider such aspects as the Tsinghua bamboo strips and ancient Chinese civilization, abdication and utopian vision in the bamboo slip manuscript Rongchengshi, San De and warring state's views on heavenly retribution, and the internal onto-genesis of virtuous actions in the Wu Xing Pian.
The main part of the book is organized in five chapters, followed by a translation of the Guodian version of Wu xing [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (i.
All these questionable arguments are not even necessary to justify Holloway's point that we should understand the language of Wu xing on the text's own terms and first put it into the context of the other texts in the same tomb, rather than interpreting the manuscripts from the very beginning through the interpretive lens of transmitted literature.
Chapter 4 (ambiguously titled "Attaining Unity in Guodian Texts") primarily contrasts Wu xing with the Laozi counterparts in the Guodian manuscripts.
This system is based on basic elements of Chinese medicine and philosophy: theories of Yin and Yang, Wu Xing, acupuncture meridians and biologically active points of organism.
Highlights include the colonial buildings of The Bund, thronging Nanjing Road, Old Town, Jade Buddha Temple and ancient Wu Xing Ting Teahouse.
Highlights include The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, Peking Zoo, Shanghai's Children's Palace and its Old Town, with its shops, markets and traditional Wu Xing Ting teahouse.