China’s recent history is one of change: the Communist revolution, the cultural revolution, the industrial revolution and the consumer revolution have taken place at breakneck speed, with mixed outcomes. One of the results has been the devastation and degradation of the precious natural environment so beloved of the Chinese people. Their religion, culture, art, poetry and lifestyle have always been rooted in the idea of living in harmony with Nature. So how could they get swept away from their fundamental source of nourishment?

Out of this psychological as well as environmental crisis an ...


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