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Title Religion and ecological sustainability in China / edited by James Miller, Dan Smyer Yu and Peter van der Veer
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 247 pages) : illustrations, maps, plan
Series Routledge contemporary China series ; 119
Routledge contemporary China series ; 119
Contents Introduction : the diversity of eco-religious practice in China / Dan Smyer Yu, with James Miller and Peter van der Veer -- pt. 1. Ecology and the classics -- pt. 2. Imagining nature in modernity
Summary "This book sheds light on the social imagination of nature and environment in contemporary China. It demonstrates how the urgent debate on how to create an ecologically sustainable future for the world's most populous country is shaped by its complex engagement with religious traditions, competing visions of modernity and globalization, and by engagement with minority nationalities who live in areas of outstanding natural beauty on China's physical and social margins"-- Provided by publisher
"This book sheds light on the social imagination of nature and environment in contemporary China. It demonstrates how the urgent debate on how to create an ecologically sustainable future for the world's most populous country is shaped by its complex engagement with religious traditions, competing visions of modernity and globalization, and by engagement with minority nationalities who live in areas of outstanding natural beauty on China's physical and social margins. The book develops a comprehensive understanding of contemporary China that goes beyond the tradition/ modernity dichotomy, and illuminates the diversity of narratives and worldviews that inform contemporary Chinese understandings of and engagements with nature and environment"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human ecology -- China.
Nature -- Social aspects -- China
Religion -- Social aspects -- China
Sustainability -- China
Human ecology.
Nature -- Social aspects.
Religion -- Social aspects.
Sustainability.
China.
Form Electronic book
Author Miller, James, 1968-
Smyer Y?, Dan
Veer, Peter van der.
ISBN 020373954X
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