Meeting China’s Environmental Crisis: Religion’s Unlikely Role

Date

October 28, 2014
17:00–18:30PM EDT

with Sim Chi Yin
October 28, 2014, 5:00-6:30 PM
Ida Noyes Hall
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Religion, the subject of official repression throughout much of China’s Communist era, is now experiencing rapid growth. More surprising still, Chinese government officials are invoking Confucianism, Daoism and other cultural traditions as part of the “ecological civilization” required to meet the country’s huge environmental challenges.

Join the Pulitzer Center on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Chicago to explore the impact of these trends with our Campus Consortium partners, journalists, filmmakers and academic specialists from China and the United States. The Pulitzer Center has commissioned multiple reporting projects in China: Some address specific issues such as air and soil pollution and the impact of deforestation and urbanization; others look at the increasing relevance of religion in meeting those challenges. In this symposium journalists and academic specialists assess the significance of this important trend. RSVP here.

There will also be a series of talks at high schools in the Saint Louis area to coincide with this event.

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