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Littlejohn to Present at Confucius Institute Lecture Series

Director Asian Studies Program and philosophy Professor Ronnie Littlejohn will present a lecture on Nov. 14 at the University of South Flordia Confucius Institute Lecture Series. His talk will explore the topic of Daoism and Sustainability. Daoism or Taoism refers to a philosophical or religious tradition in which the basic concept is to establish harmony with the Tao, which is everything that exists, the origin of everything. Littlejohn’s presentation introduces themes from the classical Daoist texts and then turns to little known sectarian religious texts and beliefs of Daoism which give evidence of the great importance of the environment.