China’s Green Religion | University of Southern California School of Religion


by Victoria Abaunza on November 19th, 2014   833 views

When and Where

  • 19/11/2014
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  • University of Southern California, ASC G34
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
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China's Green Religion | University of Southern California School of Religion

Event Details

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC School of Religion for a discussion with Professor James Miller of Queen’s University on the contribution of Daoism to modern-day China.

The monumental task that China faces in the 21st century is to create a way of development that does not destroy the ecological foundations for the life and livelihood of its 1.4 billion citizens. This requires a creative leap beyond the Enlightenment mentality and the Western model of industrialization. Can China’s cultural traditions, its religious values, ideals and ways of life, play a role in building a sustainable China? James Miller discusses the contribution of Daoism, China’s indigenous religion, to this urgent debate.

James Miller is Professor of Chinese Religions at Queen’s University, Canada. His research focuses on the social imagination of nature in China, and he has published five books including most recently Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China (co-edited with Dan Smyer Yu and Peter van der Veer, Routledge 2014).

Cost: Free

Contact: Rongdao Lai
Phone: (213) 740-3623
Email: leilai@usc.edu

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