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Daoism and Ecology

Ways within a Cosmic Landscape

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ISBN 9780945454304

Publication Date: 09/30/2001


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  • Preface [Lawrence E. Sullivan]
  • Series Foreword [Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim]
  • Note on the Romanization of Chinese Terms
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction [N. J. Girardot, James Miller and Liu Xiaogan]
  • Prologue: The Calabash Scrolls [Stephen L. Field]
  • I. Framing the Issues
    • “Daoism” and “Deep Ecology”: Fantasy and Potentiality [Jordan Paper]
    • Ecological Questions for Daoist Thought: Contemporary Issues and Ancient Texts [Joanne D. Birdwhistell]
    • “Nature” as Part of Human Culture in Daoism [Michael LaFargue]
    • Daoism and the Quest for Order [Terry F. Kleeman]
    • Sectional Discussion: What Can Daoism Contribute to Ecology? [James Miller]
  • II. Ecological Readings of Daoist Texts
    • Daoist Ecology: The Inner Transformation. A Study of the Precepts of the Early Daoist Ecclesia [Kristofer Schipper]
    • The Daoist Concept of Central Harmony in the Scripture of Great Peace: Human Responsibility for the Maladies of Nature [Chi-tim Lai]
    • “Mutual Stealing among the Three Powers” in the Scripture of Unconscious Unification [Zhang Jiyu and Li Yuanguo]
    • Ingesting the Marvelous: The Practitioner’s Relationship to Nature According to Ge Hong [Robert Ford Campany]
    • Sectional Discussion: What Ecological Themes Are Found in Daoist Texts? [James Miller, Richard G. Wang, and Edward Davis]
  • III. Daoism and Ecology in a Cultural Context
    • Flowering Apricot: Environmental Practice, Folk Religion, and Daoism [E. N. Anderson]
    • In Search of Dragons: The Folk Ecology of Fengshui [Stephen L. Field]
    • An Introductory Study on Daoist Notions of Wilderness [Thomas H. Hahn]
    • Salvation in the Garden: Daoism and Ecology [Jeffrey F. Meyer]
    • Sectional Discussion: How Successfully Can We Apply the Concepts of Ecology to Daoist Cultural Contexts? [John Patterson and James Miller]
  • IV. Toward a Daoist Environmental Philosophy
    • From Reference to Deference: Daoism and the Natural World [David L. Hall]
    • The Local and the Focal in Realizing a Daoist World [Roger T. Ames]
    • “Responsible Non-Action” in a Natural World: Perspectives from the Neiye, Zhuangzi, and Daode jing [Russell Kirkland]
    • Metic Intelligence or Responsible Non-Action? Further Reflections on the Zhuangzi, Daode jing, and Neiye [Lisa Raphals]
    • Non-Action and the Environment Today: A Conceptual and Applied Study of Laozi’s Philosophy [Liu Xiaogan]
    • Sectional Discussion: What Are the Speculative Implications of Early Daoist Texts for an Environmental Ethics? [Russell B. Goodman with James Miller]
  • V. Practical Ecological Concerns in Contemporary Daoism
    • Respecting the Environment, or Visualizing Highest Clarity [James Miller]
    • A Declaration of the Chinese Daoist Association on Global Ecology [Zhang Jiyu]
    • Change Starts Small: Daoist Practice and the Ecology of Individual Lives. A Roundtable Discussion with Liu Ming, René Navarro, Linda Varone, Vincent Chu, Daniel Seitz, and Weidong Lu [Compiled by Livia Kahn]
    • Daoist Environmentalism in the West: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Reception and Transmission of Daoism [Jonathan R. Herman]
    • Sectional Discussion: Daoism—A Vital Tradition for the Contemporary Ecological Consciousness [James Miller]
  • Epilogue: Dao Song [Ursula K. Le Guin]
  • Bibliography on Daoism and Ecology [James Miller, Jorge Highland, and Liu Xiaogan with Belle B. L. Tan and Zhong Hongzhi]
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Glossary of Chinese Characters
  • Index

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