Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Chinese philanthropist and the founder/chairman of Fuyao Glass 福耀玻璃 Mr. Cao Dewang 曹德旺 is a native of Fuqing 福清 and admirer of Zen master Yinyuan 隐元 who hailed from the same city. As a devout Buddhist, he recently pledged to donate 250 million RMB (close to 40 million USD) to rebuild Wanfu temple 万福寺 in Fuqing. Forbes Asia also posted an article on his support of Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture. Click here for the full article.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Japan Newsweek: "Who is the Chinese who was mentioned by Xi Jinping and exerted influence on Edo Japan?" 習近平が言及、江戸時代の日本に影響を与えたこの中国人は誰？
In March 15, 2017, a long article written by Masutomo Takehiro 舛友雄大, titled "Who is the Chinese who was mentioned by Xi Jinping and exerted influence on Edo Japan?" was published in the Japanese edition of Newsweek. It is a good review of Yinyuan's 隐元 adventure in Japan and President Xi Jinping's 习近平 recent address about him. Click here for Masutomo's full article. I posted President Xi Jinping's address in a previous post: Chinese President Xi Jinping mentioned Zen master Yinyuan in his talk to a Japanese delegation (May 23, 2015).