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First female Daoist FangZhang enthroned [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2009-11-18 00:57:11 |Display all floors
(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2009-11-16 13:43


Taoism master Wu Chengzhen became the first female Fangzhang in Taoism's 1,800-year history after being enthroned at Changchun Temple in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, Sunday, the chinanews.cn reported.

Wu Chengzhen, the abbess of Changchun Taoist Temple, is seen wearing a Taoist robe in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, November 14, 2009. Wu was promoted to principal abbess on November 15, becoming the first ever Chinese principal Taoist abbess. [CFP]  

The Fangzhang, or principal abbess, is the utmost venerable leader in a Taoist temple. A Fangzhang must be,widely respected among Taoist priests with a strict personal restriction in practicing Taoism.

Wu, born in Wuhan in 1957, has a postgraduate degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and plays an active role in social religious activities. She became a Taoist priest at Changchun Temple in March 1984 and was instructed by Xie Zhongxin, the 22nd Fangzhang of Baiyun Temple in Beijing.

Wu's efforts in supporting orphans and widows, constructing bridges and roads, and helping students from poor families have contributed greatly to society and encouraged and inspired many people. Changchun Temple has donated about 4 million yuan ($586,000) since 2000.





Is this very controversial? Because she is a woman?

The article also mentions she's first Chinese woman Fangzhang. Have their been other female fangzhang? From other countries?

What does Fangzhang mean in Chinese?


She sounds like a very accomplished woman. I wish her well.



Can anyone answer these questions for me?

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Post time 2009-11-18 02:55:27 |Display all floors

now that's what i'm talkin 'bout...

most foreigners dunno what the heck is goin or comin down in china, and they want to tell the CHINEARSE what's right what's wrong  

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Post time 2009-11-18 04:25:06 |Display all floors
wiseoldlady isn't telling, she's asking. Take the chance and enlighten her!  

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Post time 2009-11-18 04:38:07 |Display all floors

just playin with ya gurl...

Originally posted by NYChinatown at 11/17/09 01:55 PM
most foreigners dunno what the heck is goin or comin down in china, and they want to tell the CHINEARSE what's right what's wrong  



actually i dunno it myself anyway but if i baidu it then it will tell me in a nano of a second (or teri would tell me later)  

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Post time 2009-11-18 05:06:39 |Display all floors
Originally posted by pjtran at 2009-11-18 04:38



actually i dunno it myself anyway but if i baidu it then it will tell me in a nano of a second (or teri would tell me later)  

Hey NYC, you're killin' me here!

Yeah, I'm just asking.

I could look it up, but I'd love to get some information from "the man (or woman) on the street".


China is filled with such beautiful traditions and history, I'd like to learn more.



Yeah, I was a little confused by your post. But that is not a new state of mind for me! I tend to not be as

articulate as I should be.

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Post time 2009-11-18 05:19:55 |Display all floors

why are you askin laowais for...

Originally posted by wiseoldlady at 11/17/09 04:06 PM

Hey NYC, you're killin' me here!

Yeah, I'm just asking.

I could look it up, but I'd love to get some information from "the man on the street".


China is filled with such  ...


laowais like me know jack bout what's inside or even outside of PRC  

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Post time 2009-11-18 05:31:06 |Display all floors
I'm NOT asking laowais.

I'm asking the Chinese.

Is this the wrong forum for such questions?   


(and you know plenty, young man! )

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