Professor of Chinese Studies and Religious Studies
Relationship between religion, nature and modernization in China
Office: KINGST 416
Ph. D. in Religious and Theological Studies, Boston University, USA, 2000
M. A. in Theological and Religious Studies, Cambridge University, UK, 1997
B.A. Hons. in Theological and Religious Studies, Cambridge University, UK, 1994
B.A. Hons. in Chinese Studies, Durham University, UK, 1990
Professor Miller specializes in the study of Daoism (Taoism), China's indigenous religion. He became fascinated by the study of Daoism when he began to learn classical Chinese language twenty years ago in the UK. Since then Professor Mille has become a leading interpreter of Daoist religion, through his study of the medieval Chinese religious movement known as the Way of Highest Clarity (Shangqing dao). Over the past decade, he has published five books on Chinese religions and worked with graduate and undergraduate students to develop their own research programs and capacities. His current research investigates the relevance of Chinese religious and cultural values for ecological sustainability.
Since 2013 Professor Miller has been cross-appointed to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures where he manages Queen’s University’s study abroad program at Fudan University, Shanghai.