Daoism and ecology: ways within a cosmic landscape

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N. J. Girardot, James Miller, Xiaogan Liu
Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, Sep 30, 2001 - Religion - 478 pages
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Until now, no single work has been devoted to both a scholarly understanding of the complexities of the Daoist tradition and a critical exploration of its contribution to recent environmental concerns. The authors in this volume consider the intersection of Daoism and ecology, looking at the theoretical and historical implications associated with a Daoist approach to the environment. They also analyze perspectives found in Daoist religious texts and within the larger Chinese cultural context in order to delineate key issues found in the classical texts. Through these analyses, they assess the applicability of modern-day Daoist thought and practice in China and the West, with respect to the contemporary ecological situation.

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Contents

Preface
ix
Note on the Romanization of Chinese Terms
xxxi
The Calabash Scrolls
liv
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

N. J. Girardot is University Distinguished Professor of Religion at Lehigh University.

James Miller teaches a cycle of courses on Dante for the Comparative Literature and Culture program at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. His other books include Measures of Wisdom: The Cosmic Dance in Classical and Christian Antiquity and Fluid Exchanges: Artists and Critics in the AIDS Crisis. He has also translated Andrew Pawlowski’s play Dante on the Steps of Immortality. James Miller looks forward to a hot afterlife on the Seventh Terrace of Purgatory.

Liu Xiagan is Professor of Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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