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Classic Chinese Thoughts on Environments

Author(s): Chen Shuai, Wang Tianjin, Camilla Hong Wang

Citation: Chen Shuai, Wang Tianjin, Camilla Hong Wang, (2018) "Classic Chinese Thoughts on Environments," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 13, Iss. 2, pp. 107-114

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


The Chinese thoughts on environment has a long history from pre-Qin Dynasty (221 pre-B.C.) in ancient China. Confucianism and Taoism were formatted in that era. Later years Buddhism originated in Tianzhu (ancient India’s name in Chinese) and widely spread in China. These three wisdom thoughts have influenced subsequent generations for thousands of years. The inappropriate human actions, such as massive emissions of greenhouse gases, have led to global warming and jeopardized the development of human civilization. It is suggested to draw wisdom from Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism to protect the virtuous circle of ecological environment. These outstanding ideas of ancient Chinese can inspire contemporary people's thoughts and help build a harmonious and beautiful homeland between man and nature.