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daoism’s quest for relevance

In a Wall Street Journal blog today, Christopher Carothers asks, “Is Daoism is losing its way?” He writes: Today, Buddhism is regaining its traditional place as the largest religion in Chinese society. Islam is expanding through the growth of Muslim families in the Hui and Uyghur minority ethnic groups. Protestantism and Catholicism are winning new…

avatar vs. confucius

What do you do, as a Chinese film board, when the Hollywood science fiction film Avatar smashes Chinese box office records in its first three weeks in theaters, when online chat sites are buzzing about the uncanny parallels between the fictional film plot of developers raping the land and forcibly evicting the people and real…

china’s green religion

I’m at the First Summit on Laozi and Daoist Culture, which is taking place this week in Beijing. The Summit is the work of Prof. Hu Fuchen, one of the leading scholars of Daoism, and a professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. This morning, we had the opening ceremony, which was held in…

weekly news digest 2009-10-04

Confucius's birthday leads Google to doodle http://bit.ly/QD0m6 # Conference on Daoism Today: Science, Health, Ecology, Los Angeles, June 2-6, 2010 http://bit.ly/u327f # Change in offing in China, prof says. – – An interview with me in the The Whig Standard — http://bit.ly/1PKNCq # Conference on eco-aesthetics in Hong Kong with a keynote from me on…

china’s transition to sustainability

The following is reproduced from today’s Kingston Whig-Standard.   Change in offing in China, prof says Posted By PAUL SCHLIESMANN Behind today’s show of military might celebrating its 60th anniversary, the People’s Republic of China is undergoing significant environmental policy change, according to a Queen’s University professor. “Economic expansion has been successful in terms of…