Beyond Taoism: Comparative Environmental Planning

  • Gill-Chin Lim
Part of the Urban Innovation Abroad book series (UIA)


When I was growing up in Korea, I was heavily influenced by the teachings of Eastern philosophy. In particular, what I learned from Lao-Tzu and Chuang-Tzu — a stream of thought usually called Taoism in the Western world — proved a powerful intellectual element shaping my perspective about man’s relationship with the natural environment. The essence of Taoism lies in the inviolacy of nature and a search for a harmonious relationship between human beings and the natural environment. Nature is at the highest order of all things in the Taoist’s world.


General Framework Cognitive Domain American Student Environmental Impact Assessment Comparative Planning 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gill-Chin Lim
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  1. 1.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUSA

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