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China’s Green Religion October 25, 5:00 pm 120 Clemens Hall, University of Buffalo North Campus Free and Open to the Public As China charts a path towards an “ecological civilization,” and a rise to global superpower status, it is in the process of creating a new and uniquely Chinese form of modernity. This form of…

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As the world reaches a population of nearly 10 billion people in 2050, as climate change provokes unexpected transformations in weather patterns, as sea levels rise, and as water and food security become paramount concerns for nations, the question of how China manages these challenges are ones that have serious implications across the world. No…

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James Miller speaks at Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School

Religion, Ecology and our Planetary Future Center for the Study of World Religions Harvard University October 14-16, 2016 This conference marks the twentieth anniversary of the Religions of the World and Ecology Conference series and subsequent book series, and advances the work of understanding and transforming the discourse of religions and ecology for the 21st century.…

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Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

James Miller Prepublication draft from Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology edited by Willis Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, New York: Routledge 2016, 181-189 As the third largest country in the world, China has a vast geographic diversity: arid deserts and snow-capped mountains of Xinjiang in the far West; the unique landscape of the Qinghai–Tibetan plateau,…

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In this talk, which came at the end of a conference on methods for studying Chinese religions, I discuss the idea that conventional sinological approaches to the study of religion operate from within a binary perspective of tradition and modernity. In contrast, I ask what the study of religion might look like if studied from…

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A review of The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy by Daniel Bell Literary Review of Canada September 2015 It was a typical Beijing scene. I was in a private room in a restaurant having dinner with a handful of academics, the head of a Daoist temple, a rich young businessman, a senior official in…

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孔子新汉学计划青年领袖项目第一届京师哲学暑期学堂

中国思想与现代文明”开学典礼顺利举办 2015年07月10日16:34 来源:人民网-教育频道 人民网北京7月10日电 (记者 熊旭)哲学是理解中国文化的钥匙。为促进世界各国优秀青年对中华传统文化和当代中国的了解和理解,增进中外青年之间的沟通,在孔子学院总部孔子新汉学计划青年领袖项目的支持下,2015年7月9-22日,北京师范大学哲学学院将举办第一届京师哲学暑期学堂,主题为“中国思想与现代文明”。7月10日,暑期学堂在北京师范大学顺利举办开学典礼。27名来自德国、法国、芬兰、荷兰、加拿大、美国、西班牙、意大利、英国的中华文化爱好者和8名国内对传统文化有兴趣有研究的学生共同开启一次“哲学味儿”十足的中华文化学术之旅。北京师范大学副校长周作宇教授、国家汉办(孔子学院总部)汉学研究工作处处长周卉女士、北京师范大学哲学学院院长吴向东教授等出席了典礼。 本届京师哲学暑期学堂由来自5个国家6所高校的著名专家学者担任授课教师,组成纯英文教学授课团队,包括加拿大女王大学著名汉学家James Miller教授,美国洛杉矶罗耀拉大学亚太研究主任Robin Wang教授,荷兰阿姆斯特丹大学著名政治哲学家Robin Celikates教授,中国人民大学温海明教授,北京师范大学廖申白教授、李绍猛副教授、王小伟博士。 北京师范大学周作宇副校长指出,中国人求和合、尚大同,我们对于不同民族的文化始终持尊重的态度,同时,我们也希望不同国家不同民族的文化能够增进交流与对话,在融合中发展,在发展中焕发新的生机与活力。北京师范大学将继续支持京师哲学暑期学堂深入实施,积极做中华文化的弘扬者和践行者。国家汉办(孔子学院总部)周卉处长谈到,中国是礼仪之邦,有着五千余年灿烂悠久的历史文化,为人类文明的发展做出过巨大贡献。她相信,来自世界各地的学员通过暑期学堂,将藉着哲学的思想光芒走进中华文化,体验到一次精彩荟萃的思想盛宴。 京师哲学暑期学堂将以突出交流、增进互动、谋求发展为目标,积极帮助国外青年学员亲近和感悟中国文化,增进对当代中国发展的理解,积极培养有志于从事汉学研究或中外交流的青年领袖。北京师范大学哲学学院是我国哲学教育与科研的重镇之一,在儒学研究、道教研究、易经研究等多方面建树颇丰,不仅具体承办意大利马切拉塔大学孔子学院,而且编辑和发行在国际学界颇有声誉的全英文版《中国哲学前沿》期刊(Frontiers of Philosophy in China),在推动中国哲学研究走向世界方面做出了卓有成效的贡献。哲学学院以其深厚国学传统和扎实学术功底来组织这届暑期学堂,有利于让更多外国朋友了解中国文化、喜爱中国文化,让更多不同文化背景的人士在这里交流对话、碰撞出思想火花。 本届京师哲学暑期学堂为期两周,将以学术讲座、小组沙龙、实地考察、参观文化古迹等形式,展示中华文化的哲学内核及其博大精神的智慧结晶。

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Religare, ISSN: 19826605, v.12, n.2, dezembro de 2015, p.315-343. Tradução: A Sociedade Taoísta do Brasil e a globalização do Daoismo da Ortodoxia Unitária The Daoist Society of Brazil and the Globalization of Orthodox Unity Daoism Daniel M. Murray e James Miller Tradução de Matheus Costa e Fábio Stern Resumo Fora de contexto cultural chinês, o Daoísmo…

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