Syaru Shirley Lin examines the divergence between the development of economic and political relations across the Taiwan Strait and the oscillation of Taiwan’s cross-Strait economic policy through the interplay of national identity and economic interests.
China's Green Religion
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC School of Religion for a discussion with Professor James Miller of Queen's University on the contribution of Daoism to modern-day China.
The monumental task that China faces in the 21st century is to create a way of development that does not destroy the ecological foundations for the life and livelihood of its 1.4 billion citizens. This requires a creative leap beyond the Enlightenment mentality and the Western model of industrialization. Can China's cultural traditions, its religious values, ideals and ways of life, play a role in building a sustainable China? James Miller discusses the contribution of Daoism, China's indigenous religion, to this urgent debate.
James Miller is Professor of Chinese Religions at Queen's University, Canada. His research focuses on the social imagination of nature in China, and he has published five books including most recently Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China (co-edited with Dan Smyer Yu and Peter van der Veer, Routledge 2014).
This event is co-sponsored by the USC School of Religion.
The EASC Manuscript Review is a professional development seminar for faculty and graduate students, from USC and wider community.
In conjunction with the USC Pacific Asia Museum’s exhibition China Trace: The Export of Chinese Ceramics in the Global Market, on view in Doheny Memorial Library from March 2 to August 6, USC professor and internationally renowned ceramicist Karen Koblitz will talk with experts in Asian business and economics about the role of ceramics in Asia.