The Resource China's Green Religion : Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future, James Miller

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

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China's Green Religion : Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future
Title
China's Green Religion
Title remainder
Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future
Statement of responsibility
James Miller
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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 for four key, green insights: a vision of nature as a subjective power that informs human life; an anthropological idea of the porous body based on a sense of qi flowing through landscapes and human beings; a tradition of knowing founded on the experience of transformative power in specific landscapes and topographies; and an aesthetic and moral sensibility based on an affective sensitivity to how the world pervades the body and the body pervades the world. Environmentalists struggle to raise consciousness for their cause, Miller argues, because their activism relies on a quasi-Christian concept of "saving the earth." Instead, environmentalists should integrate nature and culture more seamlessly, cultivating through a contemporary intellectual vocabulary a compelling vision of how the earth materially and spiritually supports human flourishing
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DE-B1597
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Miller, James
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other
LC call number
BL1923
LC item number
.M55 2017eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Human ecology
  • Sustainability
  • Taoism
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specialized
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China's Green Religion : Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future, James Miller
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. The Locative Imagination
  • 6. The Political Ecology of the Daoist Body
  • 7. From Modernity to Sustainability
  • 8. From Sustainability to Flourishing
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Religion, Modernity, and Ecology
  • 2. The Subjectivity of Nature
  • 3. Liquid Ecology
  • 4. The Porosity of the Body
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780231544535
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/mill17586
Other physical details
10 b&w illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)480264
  • (OCoLC)982249101
  • (OCoLC)984643525
  • (DE-B1597)9780231544535
Label
China's Green Religion : Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future, James Miller
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. The Locative Imagination
  • 6. The Political Ecology of the Daoist Body
  • 7. From Modernity to Sustainability
  • 8. From Sustainability to Flourishing
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Religion, Modernity, and Ecology
  • 2. The Subjectivity of Nature
  • 3. Liquid Ecology
  • 4. The Porosity of the Body
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231544535
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/mill17586
Other physical details
10 b&w illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)480264
  • (OCoLC)982249101
  • (OCoLC)984643525
  • (DE-B1597)9780231544535

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