China Arts College
Taoist Internal Alchemy at your Doorstep
Taoist Internal Alchemy has a lot to offer. By practicing it, you can improve your health, increase your intelligence, and become free in mind and body.
China Arts College (CAC) is the best place to learn all about Taoist Internal Alchemy and its culture and related practices, such as the Internal Martial Arts.
CAC has been around since 1990, when it was founded by the late Master of Taoist Arts An Woestenborghs (Chinese name: Wu An and Taoist tradition name: Wu Zhirou) and Dr. Dan KJ Vercammen (Chinese name: Fei Dan and Taoist tradition name: Fei Danning). We offer high quality courses, based on direct information from the Chinese Taoist sources, decades of high level practice experience and on anthropological and sinological research conducted during more than 35 years by our research team at the Taoist Alchemical Studies Center TASC. We also publish the results of our research.
our origins and means
We represent the Yinyang School of the Golden Cinnabar, a 1,000 years old alchemical tradition originating in the Jiangnan region of Southeast China. Our knowledge comes from Taoist Alchemy masters belonging to this tradition and from our own practice and scientific research. We were specifically asked by our predecessors to spread other Taoist disciplines like the Taoist inspired Internal Martial Arts and Fine Arts. Furthermore, our institute has a vast Chinese library with thousands of works. Relevant Western books are also present in our collection.
Why Enroll in the China Arts College Taoist Studies Program?
We take pride in offering a flexible program that you can adapt to your needs. Learn at your own speed. Whether you want to just know about Taoist practices or really want to immerse yourself in the theory and practice of Taoist Internal Alchemy, Taoist Internal Martial Arts, and Taoist Lifestyle, we are here to help you find what you're looking for. Take a look at our program here and start your Taoist journey ...
Simple Online Enrollment
You can enroll in our courses by filling out the online form here. If you want to talk to us first, you can mail or phone us. You can find our contact details at the end of this home page.
Prof. Dr. Dan KJ Vercammen holds a PhD degree in Philosophy and Languages (Anthropology and Sinology) from Ghent University in Belgium (1990) and also studied Ancient Chinese Philosophy at Fudan University in Shanghai (1985-86). From 1985 onwards he was taught by Taoist alchemists to practice and teach alchemy, medicine, health practices and martial arts. In 1975 he started the pursuit of Internal Alchemy and Taoist inspired Martial Arts. He has been teaching since 1982 and lectures at China Arts College, universities, research institutes, and conferences in the West and in China and has coached and/or taught Chinese language and culture to thousands of students.
Read What Our Students Say
The courses and programs at the China Arts College are rooted in a coherent vision that is scientifically based. The atmosphere during classes is relaxed, focused, and humorous.
Taught clearly and diligently with the view to make you able to practice all yourself. The classes are also just fun. Very high quality at a very reasonable cost, especially when you notice that you improve on your quality of life. And isn't that priceless?
G.R., The Netherlands
For reasons of health I started looking for a Taijiquan teacher at the end of the 1980s. I trained with several teachers until I started taking lessons with Dr. Dan KJ Vercammen in 1991. The difference was enormous; it seemed like another world was opening up. Now, what originally started as a weekly Taijiquan class, has become a way of life.