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The Ecological Era and Classical Chinese Naturalism

A Case Study of Tao Yuanming


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

  1. 1.School of HumanitySoochow UniversitySuzhouChina

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Ecological Era and Classical Chinese Naturalism
  • Book Subtitle A Case Study of Tao Yuanming
  • Authors Shuyuan Lu
  • Series Title China Academic Library
  • Series Abbreviated Title China Academic Library
  • DOI
  • 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 Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-1782-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9446-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-1784-1
  • Series ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-1861
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 167
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Nature
    Cultural Studies
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