The Ecological Era and Classical Chinese Naturalism

A Case Study of Tao Yuanming

  • Shuyuan Lu

Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

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About this book


Reflecting the currently growing eco-movement, this book presents to western readers Tao Yuanming, an ancient Chinese poet, as a representative of classical oriental natural philosophy who offered lived experience of “dwelling poetically on earth.” Drawing on Derrida’s specter theory, it interprets Tao Yuanming in a postmodern and eco-critical context, while also exploring his naturalist “kindred spirits” in other countries, so as to urge the people of today to contemplate their own existence and pursuits. The book’s “panoramic” table of contents offers readers a wonderful reading experience.


Classical Oriental Natural Philosophy Contemporary Human Existence Meta-question Natural Romanticism Spiritual Ecology Tao Yuanming

Authors and affiliations

  • Shuyuan Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of HumanitySoochow UniversitySuzhouChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1782-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1784-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1861
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