Ecojustice Resources

The 11th century Neo-Confucian thinker, Zhang Zai, wrote the “Western Inscription,” one of the most famous  sayings in Chinese thought. This illustrates the deep connection between cosmos, Earth, and human that is at the basis of environmental justice in a Confucian context.

Heaven is my father and Earth is my mother, and even such a small creature as I finds an intimate place in their midst.
Therefore that which extends throughout the universe I regard as my body and that which directs the universe I consider as my nature.
All people are my brothers and sisters, and all things are my companions. (de Bary and Bloom, 1999, p. 683)

Most of the resources below are organized chronologically, with the most recent at the top. 

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Header Image: Statues at Confucian Temple in Nagasaki, Japan; Shutterstock/Tomo