Zhonggong kangfu baojian jishu xuan pian [Selected essays on Zhonggong's techniques for restoration and preservation of health], with related materials.
Zhonggong kangfu baojian jishu xuan pian [Selected essays on Zhonggong's techniques for restoration and preservation of health], with related materials.

Zhonggong kangfu baojian jishu xuan pian [Selected essays on Zhonggong's techniques for restoration and preservation of health], with related materials.

n.p. Hunan Jianshen yangsheng jishu peixun zhongxin [Hunan province center for the training of health-building, life-nourishing techniques], 1997. 46p., pamphlet, front cover has some spots of soil, blank rear cover is stained. Text in Chinese. Cover notes "Observe secrecy," warns "reproduction prohibited." Also included is a pair of personal notebooks full of handwritten text (in Chinese) on related topics, and two self-published poetry chapbooks by different authors, connection unknown, that came with these materials.

Zhang Hongbao was a wealthy industrialist, specializing in healthcare products, who founded one of the many qigong-related "cults" in China in the late 1980s. His group, Zhonggong, flourished at the same time as Falun gong and had many ideas in common about the application of physical and spiritual exercises to promoting health. After the Chinese government cracked down on "heterodox religions" in 1999, Zhang fled to the US where he was supported by Trent Lott and Jesse Helms in a bid for asylum. He died in a car crash in Arizona in 2006, after several years of legal troubles from former followers alleging abuse and other criminal conduct. Zhonggong materials are much harder to find than those of Falun gong; this pamphlet were obtained by a Bolerium employee from the son of an elderly follower in Changsha, China in 2008.

Cat.No: 218603

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