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Humans Must Conquer Nature: Philosophical and Religious Sources of China’s Anti-Environmental Ideology
(Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Shanghai, 2010)
Traditional Chinese philosophy is well known for its monistic cosmology in which heaven, earth, and human beings are mutually implicated in an evolving organic process known as the Way (dao). This vision is broadly shared ...
Nature in Chinese Traditions of Thought
A survey of key themes and debates in Chinese philosophy and religion relating to the concept of nature.
Monitory Democracy and Ecological Civilization in the People’s Republic of China
In what sense can religious values and institutions in China be seen as elements of civil society that have the function of challenging and monitoring the interests, values and actions of the state? To answer this question, ...
Connecting Religion and Ecology
Religion, Nature and Modernization in China
(Leiden University Press, 2010)
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 ...
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 ...
Daoism and Nature
Draft essay on Daoism and Nature for the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology edited by Roger Gottlieb (Oxford University Press).
The Symbolic and Environmental Value of Water in Daoism
A presentation given at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, May 2004