Daoism and Ecology: Ways Within a Cosmic Landscape

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Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, 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
N J Girardot James Miller and Liu Xiaogan
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N. J. Girardot is University Distinguished Professor of Religion at Lehigh University.

James Miller is Associate Professor of Chinese Religions, Queen's University.

Liu Xiaogan is Professor of Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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