2009

This week I’m at a conference on eco-aesthetics at Shu Yen University in Hong Kong. Today we heard the opening speech from Prof. ZENG Fangren, the former president of Shandong University. He runs a research institute on aesthetics, and is one of China’s leading scholars of eco-aesthetics. In his overview of the field of eco-aesthetics…

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Confucius's birthday leads Google to doodle http://bit.ly/QD0m6 # Conference on Daoism Today: Science, Health, Ecology, Los Angeles, June 2-6, 2010 http://bit.ly/u327f # Change in offing in China, prof says. – – An interview with me in the The Whig Standard — http://bit.ly/1PKNCq # Conference on eco-aesthetics in Hong Kong with a keynote from me on…

Read More weekly news digest 2009-10-04

The following is reproduced from today’s Kingston Whig-Standard.   Change in offing in China, prof says Posted By PAUL SCHLIESMANN Behind today’s show of military might celebrating its 60th anniversary, the People’s Republic of China is undergoing significant environmental policy change, according to a Queen’s University professor. “Economic expansion has been successful in terms of…

Read More china’s transition to sustainability

UN climate chief says China poised to lead the world on climate change. http://bit.ly/WmNEL # China in the green spotlight — a useful summary of China's environmental situation http://bit.ly/QUMvr # China Daily praises Confucius, the sage of sages http://bit.ly/C1SBz # Official calls for the promotion of Confucianism to aid "development and prosperity of country's socialist…

Read More Weekly Updates for 2009-09-27

Over the past sixty years China has achieved something close to a miracle when compared with other developing nations. It by and large manages to feed, educate, house and employ its own people. It is not involved in futile and costly military conflicts. It is a creditor nation, not a debtor. Its social and political…

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