144 pages of inspirational short stories based around Tai Chi and Chinese wisdom.
Happy anecdotes and mini-essays give insight into the Chinese spirit and philosophy
Chungliang Al Huang is the founder of Living Tao Foundation, an international cultural-arts network for lifelong learning, and the director of the Lan Ting Institute, a cross-cultural study and conference center at the sacred and historic Wu Yi Mountain, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the People's Republic of China, and at Gold Beach on the Oregon Coast in the USA. He has written many classic books including Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain: The Essense of Tai Ji; Essential Tai Ji; and The Chinese Book of Animal Powers, all of which are now brought back into print by Singing Dragon.
This new and enlarged edition of a timeless classic was a joy to read and hold. The alchemy of Chunglian Al Huang's take on the world as viewed from a Chinese scholar of Tai Chi and cross-cultural studies, coupled with the beautiful quality of the book brought back into print by Singing Dragon gives us a piece of fine art that would grace any household, not just for students of the Chinese Art... Once read this book should not be banished to the book shelf or library but enjoyed over and over. -- Tai Chi UK Chungliang - my charismatic, inspiring, and - yes - shining Chinese "brother." Fifteen years ago you introduced me to an enchanted world of movement and light. A harmony of body, mind, and spirit. Like the stories in this enchanting book you fill me with the love of life. You bring laughter inextricably intertwined with beauty and joy. So many times when I am weary I have been restored by the Chi energy you send me-in my mind, down the phone line, face to face. And your Tarzan love call. Thank you, Chungliang, for this book, and for being part of my life. -- Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace Peppered with a delicate mix of wisdom and humour, the new and enlarged edition of Quantum Soup is a light-hearted yet informative combination of happy anecdotes and traditional Chinese sensibilities in a Western setting. -- OM Yoga