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In Sunday’s New York Times, Wayne Arnold published a column on the perennial topic “rethinking the measure of growth.” The story concerns attempts by Asian economists to come up with alternatives to GDP growth as the be-all and end-all of development. As is often the case with the New York Times, I found the most…

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In a Wall Street Journal blog today, Christopher Carothers asks, “Is Daoism is losing its way?” He writes: Today, Buddhism is regaining its traditional place as the largest religion in Chinese society. Islam is expanding through the growth of Muslim families in the Hui and Uyghur minority ethnic groups. Protestantism and Catholicism are winning new…

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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…

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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…

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