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Weekly Book List, January 27, 2017 - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 20:34

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Weekly Book List, January 27, 2017
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence by Sonja Schillings (Dartmouth College Press/University Press of New England; 302 pages; $40). Draws on legal, theological, and other realms in a study of hostis humani generis (enemy of all ...

WHAT I'VE LEARNED SERIES: Brice Wilkinson - Winona Daily News

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:03

Winona Daily News

WHAT I'VE LEARNED SERIES: Brice Wilkinson
Winona Daily News
Taoism and Buddhism are good faiths, I think. Those would be my two favorite faiths. Taoism is a philosophy that comes from China. It's thousands of years old. And it says to live life and take life just as it comes. You don't try to swim straight ...

Lynnwood Library lecture series focuses on world religions - The Daily Herald

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 05:35

The Daily Herald

Lynnwood Library lecture series focuses on world religions
The Daily Herald
His usual course in world religions through Osher runs 8-10 hours and covers other faiths such as Judaism, Chinese religion (a combination of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism) and Mormonism. A list of his courses is on his personal website, ...

Interfaith Fellowship of Fort Smith focuses on commonalities - Times Record

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 02:59

Times Record

Interfaith Fellowship of Fort Smith focuses on commonalities
Times Record
Unitarian Universalism is a congregation of Judaism, Islam, atheism, agnosticism, Hindu, Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity and many more. Formed in 1961, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) was a consolidation of the American Unitarian ...

Daoist Liu An Accidentally Invented Tofu - The Epoch Times

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 00:30

The Epoch Times

Daoist Liu An Accidentally Invented Tofu
The Epoch Times
Liu An, the King of Huainan (in today's Anhui provinces) lived in the Western Han Dynasty. He was keen on practicing Daoism through which he accidentally invented Tofu more than 2,100 years ago. Liu An spent a fortune to host many talented people to ...

Nothing Holy: A Zen Primer - Lion's Roar

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 14:29

Nothing Holy: A Zen Primer
Lion's Roar
The Chinese had long cherished their own twin traditions of Confucianism and Taoism and were resistant to ideologies introduced by barbarians from beyond the borders of the “Middle Kingdom.” There was also a severe linguistic challenge for the Chinese ...

Make Wishes and Spread Love in Guangdong - Yahoo Finance - Yahoo Finance

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:03

Yahoo Finance

Make Wishes and Spread Love in Guangdong - Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance
The Chinese New Year is usually viewed as the best time for people to make wishes for themselves and their families, especially in Southern China's ...

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Humble fowl flies from grassroots to greatness - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:06

Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Humble fowl flies from grassroots to greatness
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Celebrities born in the Year of the Rooster includes philosopher Mencius, Taoism founder Laozi, great historian Sima Qian, poet Su Dongpo, Prince Philip, former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, artist Yoko Ono, pop star Britney Spears, Hollywood ...

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Hong Kong is not America, so keep religion out of politics - South China Morning Post

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 05:04

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong is not America, so keep religion out of politics
South China Morning Post
The vast majority of the 7.3 million who live in this city follow Chinese traditional religious beliefs, which can be a mishmash of Taoism, Buddhism, folklore-based faith and ancestor worship. Official estimates put the number of Taoists and Buddhists ...

'Detention' video game relives Taiwan's White Terror era - Taiwan News

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 05:00

'Detention' video game relives Taiwan's White Terror era
Taiwan News
The game incorporates religious elements based on Taiwanese/Chinese culture and mythology, as well as religious themes from Taoism and Buddhism. In the scene-setting of the first 20 minutes, a boy falls asleep in class, waking up to find his school ...

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Trump: The True New Maoist - The Diplomat

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:07

The Diplomat

Trump: The True New Maoist
The Diplomat
Mao, it is claimed, was influenced by the gnomic utterances of Daoism, with their waves of opposing statements mapping out a level of truth beyond the truth mostly known and striven for by humans. Trump simply seems immune to the empirical world that ...

Maryam Eskandari on Weaving Together Her Islamic Faith with Architecture Practice - Archinect

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:16

Archinect

Maryam Eskandari on Weaving Together Her Islamic Faith with Architecture Practice
Archinect
I spend a lot of time reading and analyzing these specific architects, and how they were influenced by Kabbalah or Taoism or Sufism and the use of light, space and form. They analyzed these monumental structures from the past to create iconic American ...

White Terror era inspires horror game 'Detention' - Taipei Times - Taipei Times

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:02

Taipei Times

White Terror era inspires horror game 'Detention' - Taipei Times
Taipei Times
White Terror era-inspired, Taiwanese-made survival horror video game Detention has achieved best-seller status for the Taiwan region on Steam — an online ...

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Chinese archaeologists discover a 600-year-old Buddha statue underwater - International Business Times, India Edition

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:51

International Business Times, India Edition

Chinese archaeologists discover a 600-year-old Buddha statue underwater
International Business Times, India Edition
Buddhism has been an integral part of Chinese culture, along with Confucianism and Taoism for centuries. Aditya Bhat. January 18, 2017 19:13 IST. Underwater Buddha. Buddha statue underwater in China.Video grab. Chinese archaeologists have ...
China Focus: Re-emerging Buddha reveals centuries-old storyXinhua
Sunken, 600-year-old Buddha emerges from water in ChinaCNN

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Don't Hate Your Enemies - Daily Utah Chronicle

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:20

Don't Hate Your Enemies
Daily Utah Chronicle
It's a theory that has roots across the world but is most prevalently practiced by those who subscribe to Eastern philosophical traditions like Buddhism or Taoism. Treat your enemy with compassion. React to war with peace. The Dalai Lama nearly said as ...

Jacob Roloff From 'Little People, Big World' Pens Lengthy Letter To Brother About The Pitfalls Of Christianity - The Inquisitr

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:31

The Inquisitr

Jacob Roloff From 'Little People, Big World' Pens Lengthy Letter To Brother About The Pitfalls Of Christianity
The Inquisitr
For the longest time, Jacob Roloff didn't openly embrace any religion, but just recently started sharing how he has been following the teachings of Alan Watts and Far Eastern philosophies, including Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Several Instagram ...

COLUMN: Complex vs. clear-cut - Squamish Chief

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 09:14

Squamish Chief

COLUMN: Complex vs. clear-cut
Squamish Chief
“My interest in Taoism led me to read that the ancients studied cracks in nature as an entry into spirit and as a way of divining the future. Reading the future is not so interesting to me, but I take their interest to mean the individual soul is ...

Detention Trailer Shows The Ruined, Unsettling Places Of Its 60's Taiwan Setting - Siliconera

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 20:14

Siliconera

Detention Trailer Shows The Ruined, Unsettling Places Of Its 60's Taiwan Setting
Siliconera
... solve puzzles while avoiding the creatures that now live in this broken world. These creatures are all inspired by Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese mythology, and Taiwanese culture, as is the story. ss_8ca3507ccde88568590f5fb5666f978398b984e4.1920x1080.

Everyday Religion Questions: Study of cultures yields similarities - Winston-Salem Journal

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 18:38

Everyday Religion Questions: Study of cultures yields similarities
Winston-Salem Journal
Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism, was conceived when his mother saw a falling star. Alexander the Great is said to have been miraculously conceived in the womb of Olympias. Beyond the miracle, Christians believe that Jesus' birth gives insight into the ...

Hoolock tianxing: New Species of Gibbon Discovered in Myanmar and China - Sci-News.com

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:39

Sci-News.com

Hoolock tianxing: New Species of Gibbon Discovered in Myanmar and China
Sci-News.com
“Gibbons were widely regarded as a symbol of scholar-officials or junzi in ancient China, as the perceived 'noble' characteristics of gibbons were considered to accord with the aesthetic taste of both Daoism and traditional Chinese scholars,” the ...
'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate speciesBBC News
Description of a new species of Hoolock gibbon (Primates: Hylobatidae) based on integrative taxonomy - Fan - 2017 ...Wiley Online Library
Hoolock hoolock - IUCN Red ListIUCN Red List
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