V. S. KUZNETSOV Doctor of Historical Sciences Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences China Keywords: Taoism, Lao Tzu and philosophy of modern management Daojiao, Taoism 1... Behind this concept, which goes back to the treatise of the ancient thinker Lao-tzu "Tao te ching" (VII century BC), there is a whole world of original ideas of the spiritual and everyday life of the Han people, ethnic Chinese. A very significant example is that in Taiwan, the first day of the Lunar New Year is considered the Day of Taoism. Taoism is many-sided and ubiquitous, it is diverse in its manifestations, both clearly visible to the outside eye, and not coming to the surface, lurking in the depths of human consciousness. In the mountains of Qingyuanpan (Sichuan Province), a majestic statue appears from afar on one of the rocks. This is the image of Lao Tzu carved in stone. The traveler sees an impressive head size. Not like J. Rodin, where his famous "Thinker" is represented in the tense thought process of the flesh. "The body has nothing to do with this," the unknown sculptor seems to suggest. "Just the head. It is the essence of this personality, designed to understand and explain to others the laws of a perfect world order." The Chinese keep numerous legends and legends about the unusual behavior of Lao Tzu in everyday life and his quirks. One of them was captured by the famous Chinese artist Xu Beihong (1895-1953). Following a well-established tradition, he depicted the thinker riding on a cow, facing the tail. The painter imagined Lao Tzu not just sitting on an animal, but preoccupied, judging by the expression on his face, with some important thought. The organizers of the exhibition at the Xu Beihong Museum (Beijing), accidentally or not, next to the picture where Lao Tzu sits on a cow, hung a canvas with the image of a tiger frozen in tension, as if it smelled prey. And one gets the impression that Lao Tzu does not care about the beast guarding the prey, he ... Read more

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