From a pioneer in the ecological side of business strategy, a look at the effect Daoism is having on China's ecology
Author Allerd Stikker witnessed and actively participated in the Daoist resurgence in China, together with the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC). Here Stikker shares his fascination for Daoism, and explains how nature conservation is deeply rooted in its philosophy and practice. He tells the story of his cooperation with the ARC in helping Daoist masters build the first Daoist Ecology Temple in China, and how this ecology movement has spread throughout China in recent years. He shares the joy he felt when the Chinese government picked up on this success and officially declared that Daoism should be restored as the heart of Chinese culture. This book is accompanied by a rich variety of unique photos, beautiful color illustrations by Dutch artist Rosa Vitalie, and contributions from renowned Western and Chinese scholars, including Martin Palmer, head of ARC.