Talk:Tzu Chi

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Advertising Language[edit]

This article has a lot of advertising language. I am going to do some modifications to it. Jh1234l (talk) 19:51, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Description[edit]

The use of the term cult seems excessive and perhaps unwarranted. 14:40, 30 June 2007 66.90.144.204

A remark on this point (which seems to have been resolved earlier): Like many other organizations, a group may arise from the work of a charismatic leader. However, as discussed in organizational theory, many other groups seek to make the transition beyond the founding generation. In this respect, Tzu Chi has actually focused on institutionalization of its work, not personalization, so I agree with the assessment of the above. 128.12.217.243 (talk) 18:46, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Mission[edit]

I included a segment on Tzu Chi Foundation's missions, briefly outlining their core focuses and areas of contributions. I also named the last paragraph, with a temporary title as "Public Opinion". I was unable to find an official english translation of some of the specific terms, however, so I translated them to the best of my knowledge.Gawdlike (talk) 19:23, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Public opinion[edit]

Saying that criticism ENDED after the 921 Earthquake is propaganda at best. There was still criticism after 921, and there still is, especially in wake of the recent economic situation where an increasing number of Taiwanese were upset that Tzu Chi still spends massive amounts in China when Taiwan is in financial turmoil. Anyone whom reads the Taiwanese papers knows that.--24.193.80.232 (talk) 18:03, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

The word used in the public opinion section is "subsided", not "ENDED". If we can carry out a poll, I am sure you would see a clear shift of attitude [among the Taiwanese populace] towards the charity work carried out by Tzu Chi volunteers in China. Under the current political situation in Taiwan, it is not possible to accomplish anything without arousing skepticism or criticism. Even in Hualien, where the first Tzu Chi hospital is built, there are people thinking that Tzu Chi hospital should treat all patients free because the hospital was built with donated money from a lot of people. Obviously, the hospital would soon have to be closed if that's the case. The focus is helping needed people in addition to providing quality medical services in the remote eastern part of Taiwan. There will always be disagreements from people but it is very safe to say that most Taiwanese people appreciate the good deeds by Tzu Chi Foundation and its massive fleet of volunteers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.160.219.98 (talk) 03:59, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Yes, this sounds like an issue of word choice and "subsided" is now in the article.128.12.217.243 (talk) 18:46, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
I went through the sourced article here and it says absolutely nothing about the public opinion of Tzu Chi. Whoever cited it was hoping no one would go through it but I did. I'm going to change it to citation needed until someone provides actual content that demonstrates attitudes towards Tzu Chi has changed. --114.25.10.148 (talk) 10:05, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Wade-Giles[edit]

Took out Wade–Giles "Tz'u Chi". icetea8 (talk) 23:57, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Hall of Still Thoughts[edit]

Should "Hall of Still Thoughts" be "Still Thoughts Hall"? icetea8 (talk) 00:06, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

More info needed[edit]

Where's the information on their charity work? Where are they operating internationally? What exactly are they doing? How are they doing it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.137.39.216 (talk) 20:09, 9 February 2012 (EST)

Possibly biased?[edit]

This needs more secondary sources. "a network of world-class medical facilities in Taiwan and a comprehensive education system" sounds a bit like advertising language to me. 50.98.201.158 (talk) 17:27, 22 September 2013 (UTC)