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Daoism and Sustainable Development
This paper examines the relationship between Daoism and sustainable development. It examines the contribution of religion to issues of sustainability in local economies and the way in which Daoist world views intersect ...
TRANSFIGURED SPACE The Education and Cultivation of Perfected Purple Yang
An analysis of the Esoteric Biography of the Purple Perfected Yang 紫陽真人內傳, a hagiography prized and transmitted by the Xu 許 family, in whose midst originated the medieval Daoist religious movement known as Way of Highest ...
Daoism and Nature
Draft essay on Daoism and Nature for the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology edited by Roger Gottlieb (Oxford University Press).
RELS-235* Religion and Environment: Or how I learned to stop worrying about my lectures and love my students
This paper reflects on my experience of teaching a 200-level interdisciplinary course on “Religion and the Environment” which fulfilled requirements for students in religious studies and environmental studies. The course ...
Nature, Impersonality, and Absence in the Theology of Highest Clarity Daoism
This essay describes salient features of the theological vision of the Way of Highest Clarity (Shangqing Dao), a Daoist religious movement that began in the late fourth century of the common era. The tradition emphasized ...
Why Believing in the Afterlife is Valuable
A (somewhat) humourous talk given at a philosophy student debate at Queen’s University
Ecology, Aesthetics and Daoist Body Cultivation
he Daoist religious tradition offers a wide repertoire of body cultivation practices that focus on generating a phenomenological sensitivity to the inner body and its location within the world. These practices can be ...
Creating Cultures of Ecological Sustainability
Notes for a lecture given at graduate conference on Asian Studies given at Arizona State University on October 17, 2009.
Envisioning the Daoist Body in the Economy of Cosmic Power
The essay considers the relevance of Daoism to thinking about the place of human beings in the world in the light of global climate change.
(学术研究 Journal of Academic Research, 2010-04)
This paper proposes that Daoist body cultivation can be used as a means to develop an ecological sensitivity. It does so by examining Daoist body cultivation in the light of Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of the body, and ...