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INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE - UN CHINESE LANGUAGE DAY TAICHI EVENT WITH DOREEN HYND

2018-04-21
Abstract:The Chinese Language Day “Film Screening, Wushu show& Reception”which was jointly organized by the UNSRC Tai Chi Club and the World Human Accountability Organiz...

The Chinese Language Day “Film Screening, Wushu show& Reception”which was jointly organized by the UNSRC Tai Chi Club and the World Human Accountability Organization was successfully held at 7 pm on the 20th, at the United Nations GA, New York. Our honored guests, Mr. Guozhong Cao, who is also the president of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club. Iris Wang, the executive secretary and representative of the World Human Accountability Organization in New York. Doreen Hynd, a former coach of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club and heir of the “Wu”style Tai Chi. Robert Neville, UN officials and Chinese language scholar under the same dean with Doreen, also Robert is a former Theological Seminary of Boston University, a famous philosopher and professor of Confucian doctrine. Along with other guests from United States and Canada, representatives from various social media, and our zealous volunteers.


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Introduction

 

Before the event, journalists of Xinhua daily, China Daily and Ta Kung Pao interviewed Mrs.  Doreen, who was a coach of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club, at the headquarters of WHAO (World Human Accountability Organization). Mrs. Doreen learnt Taichi after Mrs. Sophia, who was the founder of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club and the pioneer of “Wu”style Tai Chi in America. Doreen has deep connection and in-depth knowledge of “Wu”style Tai Chi.

 

Doreen Hynd, former coach at UNSRC Tai Chi Club, has spent decades of her life teaching Tai Chi around the world. In her recent visit to our New York office, Hynd said that Tai Chi has taught her about balance and patience. She also stressed that Tai Chi is a unifying practice as it brings people from different cultural backgrounds together. 


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Mrs. Doreen at the headquarters of WHAO

 

During the interview, Ms. Doreen shared a story of her student, who after learning Taichi from her for three years, and miraculously recovered the lost memory one day. This experience deeply influenced Ms. Doreen.

Doreen’s students varies. From high school students to retired seniors, she is able to teach them accordingly, and insists not accepting any payment.

 

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Doreen Hynd, a 93-year-old woman who lives in the United States, has practiced Tai Chi for nearly 40 years. Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art form practiced to defend oneself and keep healthy. Hynd thinks that practicing Tai Chi can help develop and acquire a balanced lifestyle. She also considers the philosophy behind Tai Chi helpful to her and her students in understanding that all people belong to one human family.

Doreen said that Tai Chi connects people from different cultures, who using different languages, with different skin colors and believes in different religions, to communicate with each other and find balance, tranquility without using language.


 

 

 

Mrs. Doreen presents Tai Chi at the interview

 

The event was hosted by Mr. Feng Chen, a member of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club. Guozhong Cao, the President of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club, and Mrs. Zhuting Chang, the head of the United Nations Chinese Language Teaching Group, gave speech. According to Chairman Cao, Tai Chi Chuan helps people get physically and mentally stronger while strengthen the connection between human and nature, people and society. This is the essential character why Taichi is popular for such a long time in America.


Doreen Hynd was presented a certificate in recognition of her positive impact to humanity.

 

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Ms. Chang warmly welcomed all guests and then thanked the WHAO for their efforts and dedication to this event. Iris Wang the repetitive of WHAO introduced the missions of WHAO and declaimed that WHAO strives to highlight individuals and organizations that make continued efforts to make the world a better place.


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Ms. Doreen also performed the nuances of “Wu”style Tai Chi generously and won applause from time to time.


The audience then watched a documentary directed by Francois Laliberte on the development and expansion of wu's tai chi in the United Nations. The Great Balance with Sophia Delza and Doreen Hynd. The film shows the emotional and spiritual journey of Sophia and Doreen, two generations of the United Nations heirs of wu's taichi, in a unique perspective. Following their footsteps, we learn about the zigzagging history of Taichi taking root in the United States.

 

The film contains valuable historical information, and allows the practitioners of Taichi nowadays to get a glimpse of their predecessors.



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This activity is aimed at improving the communication between Chinese and American cultures. Tell the good story of China through the voice of China. Sophia and Doreen, as westerners who spread Chinese culture in the United States, Tai chi has withstood the test of time for several centuries in Chinese culture. It brings about an awareness of breath and calmness and invites the body, mind and inner consciousness to work together for an experience of lightness and strength.

 

Through this learning activity, we realize that the valuable and advanced culture can be bloom and fruitful from a different soil. A good culture, which has historical value and influence will always be the loudest voice in a room. and a solid bridge for recognition and communication.




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