Religions of the World and Ecology


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Confucianism and Ecology

May 30-June 1, 1996

Opening Session

Lawrence Sullivan, Director, Center for the Study of World Religions

Welcoming remarks

Tu Weiming, Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute

Beyond the Enlightenment Mentality: Reflections on Confucian Ecology

Respondent - Wm. Theodore de Bary, Columbia University


Michael Kalton, University of Washington, Tacoma

Extending the Neo-Confucian Tradition: Questions and Reconceptualization for the Twenty-first Century

Rodney Taylor, University of Colorado, Boulder

Companionship with the World: Toward a Confucian Ecology

Panel respondent - Mary Evelyn Tucker, Bucknell University


Joseph Adler, Kenyon College

Chou Tun I : Resources for an Ecological Perspective

Toshio Kuwako, Tokyo Institute of Technology

The Metaphysics of Environmental Correlation in Chu Hsi

Respondent - Tu Weiming, Harvard University


Young Chan Ro, George Mason University

Ecological Implications of Yi Yulgok's Cosmology: Ch'i as the Unitary Foundation of Ecosystems

Heup Young Kim, Kang Nam University

Yi Toegye's Understanding of Nature and Ecological Problems


Mary Evelyn Tucker, Bucknell University

The Ecological Implications of Japanese Neo-Confucianism

Seiko GotÝ, Chiba University

A Comparison of Confucian Influences on Landscape Gardens in Japan and Germany

Respondent - Michael Kalton, University of Washington, Tacoma

Philosophical Reflections

Chung-ying Cheng, University of Hawaii, Manoa

On the Trinity of Cosmology, Ecology and Ethics in Confucian Personhood

Philip J. Ivanhoe, Stanford University

Resources Within the Confucian Tradition for the Philosophical Justification of Environmental Concern

John Berthrong, Boston University

New Confucianism: Reflections on Contemporary Resources for Confucian Ethics

Respondent - Robert Neville, Boston University

Issues on the Ground

Ron Guey Chu, Academia Sinica

Popular Confucianism and Ecology

Robert Weller, Boston University

The Story of Stone : Reflections on the Continuity of Being

Huey-li Li, University of Akron

Ecological Implications of Confucianism: An Ecofeminist Perspective

Respondent - Chung Chai-sik, Boston University