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China's Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future

James Miller


How can Daoism, China's indigenous religion, give us the aesthetic, ethical, political, and spiritual tools to address the root causes of our ecological crisis and construct a sustainable future? In China's Green Religion, James Miller shows how Daoism orients individuals toward a holistic understanding of religion and nature. Explicitly connecting human flourishing to the thriving of nature, Daoism fosters a "green" subjectivity and agency that transforms what it means to live a flourishing life on earth. Through a groundbreaking reconstruction of Daoist philosophy and religion, Miller argues ... More

Keywords: China, Daoism, philosophy, Ethics, Ecology, Sustainability, Environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780231175869
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231175869.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Miller, author
Queen's University