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The Loess Plateau Rehabilitation Project

Today, the Daoist principle still works in China. Loess Plateau Rehabilitation Project is a great attempt started recently. This experiment is not working in the West, it only worked in …

Anything Wu in the west is bad

For Westerners anything Wu in the west is bad and negative, it sounds as if you had been invited not to do anything. Dao is the way things happen. We …

The importance of the negative

The Dao De Jing invites us to acknowledge that the obvious material world depends on intangibles. So it is saying that we should not overemphasize human concerns, we should empty …

Infinite and finite games 

What is the importance of the Dao De Jing for the world today? The starting point of Dao De Jing is that everything is done as collaboration with other people, …

The concept of ‘Harmony’ or ‘He’

One central idea in the Dao De Jing and Chinese philosophy is the notion of He or Hexie, translated as ‘harmony’, or a much better translation: the idea of optimizing …

Wu forms and the human experience

Dao De Jing begins with an essential statement that relationality comes before particularity. It gives us a worldview that the entire human experience is organic. As the video explains, the …

Dao De Jing and Western Science

A short speech made before Prof. Roy’s lectures begins by GU Zhengkun Before the course for the fourth week begins, I’d like to say something related to the following lectures. …

Social Impact

( This article is excerpt from Introducing Daoism written by Livia Kohn(2008), London: Routledg.) The person in the Daode jing who exemplifies these attitudes and values is the sage, ideally …