Daoist Websites Added as a Resource

January 5, 2011

January 5, 2011

Several excellent new websites and blogs have been added, on the left-hand side, under "Sites I Recommend."  The addition of these sites comes at the suggestion of many of the students in last semester's two sections of GBS 3331 Asian Thought & Global Concerns, at High Point University.

Midway thru the fall semester students were asked to write a Website Analysis Paper. The assignment gave students an opportunity to critically investigate a contemporary online presentation of either Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Hinduism, or Shinto. Students considered the following elements:

1) presentation/structure of their chosen website
2) accuracy of the content given what they'd learned in class
3) intended audience ("popular" or academic)
4) relevance of the site as it relates to university research

Many of the sites already linked to www.marktoolehpu.com were considered, but students identified several additions that are certainly worth mentioning now: Center for Daoist Studies, The Daoist Foundation, and Daoist Studies.  As you pursue you own exploration of Asian religions and philosophies I strongly recommend these sites as stops along the journey.  Finally, a new blog titled The Useless Tree was added. The author concentrates on Confucianism and Daoism as he explores ancient Chinese thought in modern American life.  Enjoy!

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