• Daoism and environment weekend tv / reading
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Very interesting to begin looking at China for the next five/six weeks. Having followed some martial arts blogs on and off over the last ten years, looking at some Daoism thought, I don’t know if religion will be covered. Our university vice chancellor is the first Chinese vice chancellor in the UK and Surrey has had a lot of partnership activity with Chinese organisations and researchers before I was there 11 years ago; and still growing. Research will be limited as don’t currently know Mandarin. China is on the hope to visit list.
Found a Society for Anglo Chinese Understanding https://sacu.org/events.html#
Remember something about Daoist priests and environment but can’t recall exactly what, I think in 2010/11. Also met a Daoist priest in training who is lovely and one of the best Chi Kung practitioners I have ever come across – runs classes in Edinburgh https://www.soenren.com/about-the-teachers/
Some other items to read

  1. Palmer M, 2013, https://www.chinadialogue.net/culture/6502-Daoism-Confucianism-and-the-environment/en
  2. Epple K, 2009 The role of Daoism in Environmental Ethics in China https://dra.american.edu/islandora/object/0910capstones%3A187/datastream/PDF/view
  3. Xia C, Shonfeld M, 2011, A Daoist response to Climate Change https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17449626.2011.590279?journalCode=rjge20
  4. Kane V, 2001, Taoism and Contemporary Environmental Literature https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3047/m2/1/high_res_d/thesis.pdf

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