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Of Alchemy and Authenticity:Teaching About Daoism Today
(Teaching Theology and Religion, 2007)
The authors discuss the complexities and responsibilities of teaching about Daoism in contemporary North American colleges and universities. Expanding and revising the findings of Kirkland (1998), they argue that enough ...
(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 ...
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.
China's Quest for an Ecologically Sustainable Culture
China has to consider its environmental future and must look to concepts of sustainability to do so. With the indigenous religion of Taoism Beijing has the tools it needs to foster a culture of sustainability.
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 ...
Living Light: Shangqing Daoist Cultivation in Theory and Practice
Notes for a presentation given at a Conference on Daoist Cultivation, Vashon Island, WA, May 2001
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...