In addition to this sampling of videos, you can view a YouTube playlist of Daoism and Ecology videos here.

James Miller: “Daoism, Ecology and Undisciplining the University”
Harvard Divinity School

Dr. James Miller, Professor of Humanities at Duke Kunshan University, addresses some prevalent tensions within the field of religious studies: for instance, he suggests that Chinese religions are often framed as relics of the past in conflict with the predominantly Western forces of modernity. Dr. Miller suggests that scholars approach religious studies from the framework of a sustainable future—a paradigm that has the potential to overcome these tensions and reshape the disciplinary structures of the university.


James Miller: “Daoism and Ecology”
James Miller discusses Daoism and Ecology with Mary Evelyn Tucker. “Daoism and Ecology” is part of the larger “Conversations on World Religions and Ecology” project. Watch the whole “Conversations on World Religions and Ecology” series on the Forum on Religion and Ecology YouTube Channel.


James Miller: “Daoism, Ecology, and Journey of the Universe
Journey of the Universe and Our Elegant Universe Symposium
Chautauqua Institution
June 2013

Dr. James Miller, Professor of Humanities at Duke Kunshan University, offers his reflections on a Daoist response to Journey of the Universe. For Dr. Miller, Daoism speaks to a repeated patterning process that situates the human within the Earth, the Heavens, and the Way—a vision that dissolves the boundaries between our internal and external worlds. He suggests that both Daoism and Journey provide meditative opportunities to reshape our understanding of ourselves and our relationship to the natural world. 





Header photo: MaoShan Lao Zi, Courtesy of ARC