Taste of Hanshan (Cold Mountain)

Han Shan and Shi De are two inseparable characters in the history of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, forming one of the most favourite subjects of Oriental fine arts: Shi De is often pictured with a broom, and Han Shan with a scroll to represent two of many paths to Enlightenment—honest labour and scriptural studies. Their poems became famous Chan quotations to be a compulsory reading for Chan practitioners. More

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About Alexander Goldstein

Alexander Goldstein, a graduate of the Far-Eastern University in Sinology, lived and worked in mainland China for a period as a translator/interpreter, a manager, and a martial arts' practitioner. A certified instructor of ‘Chang-quan’ (external-style boxing) and ‘Taiji-quan’ (internal-style boxing), he is a lecturer of Chinese culture and traditions at the Open University in Tel-Aviv. He also is the author of Lao-zi's "Dao-De Jing," Chan (Zen) masters' paradoxes, "The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taiji-quan," a Chinese novel and some other editions, which are available in print and electronic publishing at most online retailers published in English, Spanish and Russian. What makes his books so appealing is profound analysis and authority with which various strains of the vigorous Chinese culture are woven into a clear and useful piece of guidance for a business person who conducts the affairs with far-eastern counterparties and for a counsellor who develops strategies that enable leaders to position their organisations effectively.

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