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Daoism and the Project of an Ecological Civilization or Shengtai Wenming 生态文明

Department of Philosophy and College of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100732, China
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Religions 2019, 10(11), 630;
Received: 20 September 2019 / Revised: 26 October 2019 / Accepted: 29 October 2019 / Published: 14 November 2019
For China today, environmentalism is central. The socialist doctrine of “Xi Jinping Thought” prioritizes transitioning to sustainability in the goal of building an “Ecological Civilization”. This creates unprecedented opportunities for Daoist practitioners to engage in state-coordinated activism (part 1). We show how the science of the planetary crisis (part 2) resonates with Daoist values (part 3), how these values integrate in national policy goals (part 4), and how this religious environmental activism plays out in case studies (part 5). View Full-Text
Keywords: religious environmental activism; China; Taoism; sustainability religious environmental activism; China; Taoism; sustainability
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Schönfeld, M.; Chen, X. Daoism and the Project of an Ecological Civilization or Shengtai Wenming 生态文明. Religions 2019, 10, 630.

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