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Religion and ecological sustainability in China

Author: James Miller; Dan Smyer Yü; Peter van der Veer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge contemporary China series, 119.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book sheds light on the social imagination of nature and environment in contemporary China. It demonstrates how the urgent debate on how to create an ecologically sustainable future for the world's most populous country is shaped by its complex engagement with religious traditions, competing visions of modernity and globalization, and by engagement with minority nationalities who live in areas of outstanding
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Miller; Dan Smyer Yü; Peter van der Veer
ISBN: 9780415855150 0415855152 020373954X 9780203739549 1135008655 9781135008659 1135008647 9781135008642
OCLC Number: 865543758
Description: xx, 247 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the diversity of eco-religious practice in China / Dan Smyer Yu, with James Miller and Peter van der Veer --
Ecology and the classics / Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim --
Conceptualizations of earth and land in classical Chinese texts / Deborah Sommer --
'The Great Virtue of Heaven and Earth' : deep ecology in the Yijing / Joseph A. Adler --
'Hard-hearted' and 'soft-hearted' ecologies : a rereading of Confucian and Daoist classics / Chen Xia and Peng Guoxiang with James Miller --
Gods and nature in Highest Clarity Daoism / James Miller --
When the land is excellent : village feng shui forests and the nature of lineage, polity and vitality in southern China / Chris Coggins --
Finding nature in religion, hunting religion from the environment / Rebecca Nedostup --
Globalizations and diversities of nature in China / Robert P. Weller --
Is Chinese popular religion at all compatible with ecology? A discussion of feng shui / Ole Bruun --
'Ecological migration' and cultural adaptation : a case study of the Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve, Qinghai Province / Qi Jinyu --
Reverse environmentalism : contemporary articulations of Tibetan culture, Buddhism and environmental protection / Emily T. Yeh --
Earthwork, home-making and eco-aesthetics among Amdo Tibetans / Dan Smyer Yu.
Series Title: Routledge contemporary China series, 119.
Responsibility: edited by James Miller, Dan Smyer Yu, and Peter van der Veer.

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"This book sheds light on the social imagination of nature and environment in contemporary China. It demonstrates how the urgent debate on how to create an ecologically sustainable future for the world's most populous country is shaped by its complex engagement with religious traditions, competing visions of modernity and globalization, and by engagement with minority nationalities who live in areas of outstanding natural beauty on China's physical and social margins. The book develops a comprehensive understanding of contemporary China that goes beyond the tradition/ modernity dichotomy, and illuminates the diversity of narratives and worldviews that inform contemporary Chinese understandings of and engagements with nature and environment"--

"This book sheds light on the social imagination of nature and environment in contemporary China. It demonstrates how the urgent debate on how to create an ecologically sustainable future for the world's most populous country is shaped by its complex engagement with religious traditions, competing visions of modernity and globalization, and by engagement with minority nationalities who live in areas of outstanding natural beauty on China's physical and social margins"--

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