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Prof. dr. Dan K.J. Vercammen

Co-Founder China Arts Foundation

Professor CAC 

Head of Research TASC

Advisor BETA

“Since the early 1970s I've been looking for ways to keep my body healthy and safe, to develop my artistic inclination, and to live as naturally as possible. This led me to the discovery of China, ancient Chinese culture, and the Taoist philosophy and lifestyle. In the China of the 1980s I found old masters who imparted me with their knowledge of Taoist inspired martial arts, fine arts and design, Chinese science and wisdom. They also stimulated me to bring these Chinese treasures to the West. As a tribute to them and their predecessors I keep studying Chinese culture and am still teaching and demonstrating how life can be lived and understood more fully by practicing and enjoying a Taoist inspired life. I sincerely hope I can offer you the means to live happily, healthy, and beautifully."

Dan Vercammen

About Prof. dr. Dan K.J. Vercammen

Professor Vercammen is an anthropologist-sinologist, a Chinese Martial Arts expert, a Taoist Doctor, Taoist Internal Alchemy expert, and an artist (painting, calligraphy, poetry, design). He has published more than 30 books and articles on Chinese culture.











Yoga practitioner

Chinese Martial Arts practitioner (Southern Chinese Martial Arts, Internal Martial Arts, Shaolin, Traditional Weapons, ...)

studied Sinology and Anthropology @ Ghent University, Belgium

studied Classical Chinese Philosophy @ Shanghai Fudan University; Chinese Internal Martial Arts @ Shanghai Sports University and Jingwu Athletic Association and Martial Arts, Taoist Alchemy, TCM and Taoist Medicine with private teachers

research assistant and teaching Chinese @ Ghent University

anthropological participating fieldwork on Taoism, Taoist Medicine, Taoist Alchemy, Internal Martial Arts, and Chinese Fine Arts

PhD on Internal Martial Arts, Qigong, and Internal Alchemy from Ghent University (summa cum laude)

teaching @ China Arts College CAC and researching @ Taoist Alchemical Studies Center TASC, Antwerp, Belgium; lecturing @ universities, conferences, and institutes in China and the West

elected Director of the World Council of Sinologists, Beijing

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