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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, 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 ...
The Way of Highest Clarity: Nature, Vision and Revelation in Medieval China
(Three Pines Press, 2008)
Excerpts from the book "The Way of Highest Clarity: Nature, Vision and Revelation in Medieval Daoism" by James Miller
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
Is Green the New Red? The Role of Religion in Creating a Sustainable China
The Chinese Daoist Assocation has embarked upon an ambitious agenda to promote Daoism as China’s “green religion.” This new construction of “green Daoism” differs, however, from both traditional Chinese and modern Western ...
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.
Chinese Sexual Yoga and the Way of Immortality
Bedchamber arts belong to a broad tradition of macrobiotic practices within Chinese culture aimed at improving health and wellbeing, and extending the lifespan of the physical body. Related practices involve the regulation of ...
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.
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 ...
Liminal animals: exotic, endangered and transgenic creatures
Notes for a talk given at a workshop on imagining the non-human other in Asian and continental philosophies, University of Alberta, 2010.