Religion and Sustainability in China

Visiting a Daoist temple near Taiyuan, Shaanxi This reseach topic has been my major focus for the past decade, funded in part by grants from Queen’s University, the Social Sciences and Humanities…

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In Memoriam Ursula K. Le Guin

In memory of Ursula K. Le Guin who sadly passed away on Monday, I reproduce below her Dao Song, which she kindly contributed to Daoism and Ecology: Ways within a Cosmic Landscape (Harvard 2001). The book emerged out of a conference at Harvard in 1998, which she also attended as part of a forum that invited…

Transfiguration, Spirituality and Embodiment: Perspectives from Christian and Daoist Scriptures

The Transfiguration, by Raphael, c. 1520

变容、属灵与体认: 基督教及道教经典的观点 James Miller. 2016. “Transfiguration, Spirituality and Embodiment: Perspectives from Christian and Daoist Scriptures.” Bijiao jingxue 比较经学 (Journal of Comparative Scripture), 7:9-33. Abstract Biblical and Daoist narratives bear witness a tradition of transfiguration, in which spiritual transformation is revealed through the appearance of the religious practitioner. In the Biblical tradition this occurs in the context…

Late Night Live on ABC Radio National

Daoism: China’s green religion From ABC Radio National With the US shrinking from the Paris Agreement, all eyes are on China to become the world leader on climate change. How China balances economic growth with environmental responsibility, could change the environmental trajectory of the entire planet. Academic James Miller argues there is just one stumbling…