weekly news digest 2009-10-04

  • 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 Ecology, Aesthetics and Daoist Body Cultivation. http://bit.ly/Gow4V #
  • 2nd Annual Arizona State University Graduate Conference on Asian Studies: Sustainability in Asia | http://bit.ly/4DpRTn #

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-27

  • 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 culture" http://bit.ly/2szxJl #
  • Hu Jintao's carbon commitment marks new era for China as it recognizes its responsibilities as a leading power http://bit.ly/25yAPG #
  • China must learn to talk to its religious leaders if it is to create a culture of ecological sustainability http://bit.ly/45x1qM #

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20

  • Old is the new new. Young urban Chinese choose traditional arts, culture and beliefs. http://bit.ly/SZaKf #
  • Amid calls for a ban on public evangelism, Singapore PM warns of the negative effects of aggressive proselytizing. http://bit.ly/8Vla0 #
  • China needs low-carbon development to ensure its energy security and could be a model for other nations http://bit.ly/190y2W #
  • Great report on a boat-burning ritual in Taiwan, though the WSJ editors didn't dare put "religion" in the headline. http://bit.ly/Eq9k3 #

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-13

  • Tensions high after Urumqi unrest. "The riots and protests came as a huge embarrassment to the Chinese government." http://bit.ly/SoBi8 #
  • China claims to have spent 1 trillion yuan (US$146billion) in ecological conservation over the past decade http://bit.ly/2msnz1 #
  • Singapore teenage spirit medium made suicide pact with friends http://bit.ly/jGReK #
  • An odd and interesting discussion of the Confucianism, modernity and democracy by the Asia editor of La Stampa. http://bit.ly/2xVIAr #
  • Singapore Daoist Association and Sichuan University Cooperate to Launch a Professional Diploma ????????????????????? http://bit.ly/zR7Rg #
  • Traditional folk beliefs persist in modern China as people rush to marry on 9/9/9 lucky wedding day. http://bit.ly/1PBByb #

Weekly Updates for 2009-09-06

Weekly Updates for 2009-08-30

  • China is racing ahead of America in the drive to go solar http://bit.ly/zzCvw #
  • China more important than America in leading the way to a global economic recovery http://bit.ly/qJamj #
  • People’s Daily: China must get over its former humiliation and seek a new model for being a great country, http://bit.ly/8RltW #
  • Facebook Conversations Used As Evidence In Exam Cheating Case http://bit.ly/88L18 #
  • What climate change means for religion in contemporary China. http://bit.ly/9suZp #
  • my latest blog post: what climate change means for religion in china http://bit.ly/xs4bR #
  • A rare news report of a rite of passage for teens in Taiwan. The ceremony is sponsored by Tainan city government. http://bit.ly/YvNgo #
  • Secular media have got it all wrong. The rise of religion in China helps prove that faith will change the world. http://bit.ly/w7kX2 #
  • Taiwanese Daoists oppose Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan http://bit.ly/9db7q #