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

James Miller

Abstract

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

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Miller, author
Queen's University