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Canadian-Daoist Poetics, Ethics, and Aesthetics

An Interdisciplinary and Cross-cultural Study

Canadian-Daoist Poetics, Ethics, and Aesthetics by John Z. Ming Chen
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This monograph takes an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to 20th and 21st -century Canadian Daoist poetry, fiction and criticism in comparative, innovative and engaging ways. Of particular interest are the authors’ refreshing insights into such holistic and topical issues as the globalization of concepts of the Dao, the Yin/Yang, the Heaven-Earth-Humanity triad, the Four Greats, Five Phases, Non-action and so on, as expressed in Canadian literature and criticism – which produces Canadian-constructed Daoist poetics, ethics and aesthetics. Readers will come to understand and appreciate the social and ecological significance of, formal innovations, moral sensitivity, aesthetic principles and ideological complexity in Canadian-Daoist works.
Springer Berlin Heidelberg; October 2015
225 pages; ISBN 9783662479599
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Title: Canadian-Daoist Poetics, Ethics, and Aesthetics
Author: John Z. Ming Chen; Yuhua Ji
 
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