Beijing time: From December 4th-5th 2021, the First International Taiji Science Online Forum and World Intangible Cultural Heritage Taiji Masters Exhibition was successfully held online at Taiji Science Federation and offline at the lecture hall of Hangzhou Normal University.
Opening Remarks by Dr. Shudong Li,
Secretary General of Taiji Science Federation
This event was hosted by the “Taiji Science Federation” and is a large-scale international forum co-hosted by the “University of Illinois-Champagne”, “Hangzhou Normal University” and “World Taijiquan Website”. Distinguished guests such as members of the International Olympic Committee, deans and academicians of internationally renowned colleges and universities, five Chinese 9th Duan martial arts grandmasters, inheritors of Taiji from various genres, and Taiji world champions was presented together. Lecturers and performance guests came from 32 well-known universities in 20 countries and regions that include China, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, etc. With nearly a hundred experts, scholars, and Taiji intangible cultural heritage inheritors’ participation, it is a major event in the field of International Taiji science.
Li Lingwei, Member or International Olympic Committee, Vice President of Olympic Committee of China
Dean Wojtek Jozko Zayko
Dean of the University of Illinois Graduate School
Dean Woytek jozko zaiko made a systematic analysis of the health and fitness value of Taijiquan from the basis of the traditional theory of Taijiquan to the specific movement forms and skill characteristics, combined with modern scientific indicators and language expression forms. He is convinced that through the discussion of this forum, we will have a new understanding of the health and fitness value of Taijiquan. He is also convinced that people all over the world will experience peace and harmony in the process of practicing Taijiquan and Qigong.
Prof. Victor Henderson
Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health and of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, He directs the NIH Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and co-directs the master’s degree program in Epidemiology & Clinical Research.
He is an Honorary Skou Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark.