Canadian-Daoist Poetics, Ethics, and Aesthetics

An Interdisciplinary and Cross-cultural Study

  • John Z. Ming Chen
  • Yuhua Ji

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. John Z. Ming Chen, Yuhua Ji
    Pages 1-6
  3. John Z. Ming Chen, Yuhua Ji
    Pages 7-28
  4. John Z. Ming Chen, Yuhua Ji
    Pages 49-72
  5. John Z. Ming Chen, Yuhua Ji
    Pages 73-89
  6. John Z. Ming Chen, Yuhua Ji
    Pages 137-138
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 139-208

About this book


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. 


Daoist Literature Daoist Poetics Dao’s Nature and Rhythms Lo Fu Malcolm Lowry Paradoxical Poetics Paul Yee Taoist Aesthetics

Authors and affiliations

  • John Z. Ming Chen
    • 1
  • Yuhua Ji
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Foreign Languages and CulturesXiamen UniversityXiamenChina
  2. 2.Department of EnglishXiamen UniversityXiamenChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-47958-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-47959-9
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