Shen Yun Can Awaken Compassion, Says CEO

February 18, 2014 Updated: February 19, 2014

DAEGU, South Korea—At the final stop for its whirlwind tour of South Korea, Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company took the stage at the Suseong Artpia in Daegu for its third performance, Feb. 16.

Among those in the audience was Oh Jongsu, CEO of Tonis Insurance Company. Mr. Oh said the performance brought him cultural values and the source of mankind.

Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company has made a tremendous splash in Korea. Many social and political dignitaries have also been in attendance, with some eventually becoming huge fans of Shen Yun.

It was Mr. Oh’s fourth time seeing Shen Yun. He said, “The programs are different every year. It is simply marvelous.”

Mr. Oh said that when he saw Shen Yun for the first time, he couldn’t understand the depth of the wonders of ancient Chinese culture presented in the performance, since he didn’t know much about Chinese culture. “After seeing one performance after another, I began to love it more and appreciate it a lot more,” he said.

What’s more, Shen Yun allowed Mr. Oh to deeply appreciate “the wonder and unique characters” of traditional Chinese culture. “At first I was clueless about traditional Chinese culture. However, after seeing what was presented by Shen Yun, I’ve come to know cultural values and the essence of heaven, earth, and human beings,” he added.

Though himself not necessarily very religious, Mr. Oh said that Shen Yun could actually awaken the compassion of people: “After seeing Shen Yun, I think people should be kind in life—people cannot abandon what make them human beings.’

Mr. Oh said he planned to tell his friends and relatives about Shen Yun because it is a great opportunity to understand about traditional Chinese culture and Chinese history. “With Shen Yun, a person could appreciate Chinese culture and history,” he said. “And from the Chinese culture and history, a person could come to understand where people come from.”

Mr. Oh concluded that “I greatly enjoyed the many artistic values presented in the performance. With Shen Yun, you could understand a culture that is much better than the current Chinese culture—traditional Chinese culture.”

Reporting by Dai Deman and Frank Fang 

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.

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