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  • Contributors

Ron Catabia, M.S., has been studying Sundo, Korean dantian cultivation, for 29 years, publishing about it variously. A member of the American Psychological Association, he also presents on Daoism and peace psychology. Email:

Donald D. Davis, Ph.D., is a former professor of psychology and Asian Studies at Old Dominion University, as well as a teacher of meditation, ijiquan, and qigong at Tidewater Tai Chi Center in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He currently lives in Santa Fe, where he works as a consultant. Email:

Shih-shan Susan Huang is an Associate Professor of Chinese Art History at Rice University. She is the author of Picturing the True Form: Daoist Visual Culture in Traditional China (Harvard University Asia Center, 2012). Currently she is working on a book manuscript on Chinese Buddhist woodcuts. Email:

Gabriele Libera, Ph.D., is Research Associate at Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development. His main areas of research are Classical Chinese philosophy, comparative philosophy and sustainable development. He is currently working on a book manuscript on Zhuangzi and Existentialism. Email:

Jeffrey Meyer (Ph.D., U. of Chicago, 1973) taught Chinese religions and culture at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, for 37 years. He is now retired and writing fiction. Email:,

Ilia Mozias obtained his M.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is currently a research student writing a Ph.D. dissertation on the life and teachings of Lu Xixing. E-mail:

Sharon Y. Small is Ph.D. candidate in the Philosophy Department of Peking University. Her main areas of research are Pre-Qin Chinese philosophy, Early Daoism, and Ancient Chu manuscripts. In addition to her [End Page 245] academic research she is also a translator of modern academic works from Chinese to English. Email:

Ashley South, Ph.D., is a researcher, author, and consultant, working on ethnic conflict and peace processes in Myanmar and Mindanao (Philip-pines. He is a research fellow at Chiang Mai University, Center for Ethnic Studies and Development. For a list of publications see Email:

Şerban Toader (Ph.D. in Philology, M.A. in Cultural Anthropology), is a lecturer at University of Transilvania (Romania) and editor-in-chief at the Chinese Language Service of Radio Romania International. A co-founder of the Romanian Association of Daoist Studies (, his studies focus on the Daode jing, lay communities, the social exchange of gifts, and the notion of rang 讓. Email:

Monk Yunrou, originally Arthur Rosenfeld, is a taiji master currently based in South Florida. He is the author of numerous novels, screenplays, and works of non-fiction and teaches Daoist arts globally, specializing in traditional weapons practice. His newest works are a manifesto of Daoist ideas and a novel of the Yuan dynasty. Website:; email:

Ekaterina Zavidovskaia, Ph.D., is adjunct assistant professor of Religious Studies at National Tsing Hua University in Taipei. She is the author of two books on popular religion in northern China and Taiwan today, as well as of a number of publications on Chinese popular religion. Email: [End Page 246]



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