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Mindful Communication for Sustainable Development

Mindful Communication for Sustainable Development
Perspectives from Asia

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Kalinga Seneviratne - Lecturer, Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

March 2018 | 372 pages | SAGE India

Written by Asian scholars, Mindful Communication for Sustainable Development: Perspectives from Asia analyzes Asian philosophical ideas and communication theories that promote respect for cultural diversity, protection of environment, and ‘sufficiency economic’ models. It discusses how ancient Asian teachings, particularly from the Buddhist, Hindu, and Confucius schools of thought, can enrich modern-day communication needs and help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals espoused by the United Nations. 

As a mindful communication revolution spreads across the world, especially in the West, this book draws attention to the danger of practicing mindfulness without its spiritual and ethical leanings. The book puts forward innovative ideas on applying traditional practices to modern digital communication. It rethinks development communication methods and how the media reports on economic, environmental, and developmental issues. It promotes a new paradigm of communication, one that is centered on both social harmony and freedom of expression. It is an essential read for development communicators and trainers.

Kalinga Seneviratne
Section A: Philosophical Perspectives
Venerable Phuwadol Piyasilo
Mindfulness in Communication: A Buddhist Approach
Sulak Sivaraksa
Mindful Communication for Sustainable Development
Binod C Agarwal
Buddhist, Hindu and Jain Contribution to Communication in Asia
Kwangsoo Park
Confucius and Tao of Asian Journalism
Lim Kooi Fong
Human Dignity and Responsibility to Humanity: A Buddhist Viewpoint
Sanjay Ranade
‘Hindu’ Values in Journalism
Section B: Training for Mindful Thinking in Communication
Jirayudh Sinthuphan
Thinking Through Practice: Creative Media as a Research Methodology
Supaporn Phokaew
Storytelling with Deep Listening
Pipope Panitchpakdi
New Approach to ASEAN Journalism: From a Thai Perspective
Cho Cho Thwin
Mindful Communication and Media Training: A View from Myanmar
Section C: Mindful Communication and Sustainable Development
Dorji Wangchuck
Middle-path Journalism: A Conceptual Framework for Bhutanese Media
Evans Yonson
Philippines: Ignatian Pedagogy and Mindful Communication
Sugath M Senarat
Mindful Communication for Good Governance: A Buddhist Approach
Ananda Kumaraseri
Mindful Communication and Sustainable Development: The Buddhist Holistic Framework
Section D: Applying Traditional Practices to Mindful Development Communication
Kanako Watanabe
A Japanese Path to Mindful Communication: Understanding the Silence of the Japanese
Homala Phensisanavong
Laos: Traditional Methods of Communication and Its Relevance to Grassroots Community Development—Case Study of Nongviengkham Village
Nayheak Khun
Cambodia: Mindful Public Relations— From Monastric to Government Communications
Nicolas Verstappen
Crossing Panel Borders: Transnational Constrained Comics Composition and Mindful Development Communication
Section E: Mindful Communication and Contemporary Media
Azman Azwan Azmawati, Chai Ming Hock and Raqib Sofian
Practicing Mindful Communication in a Multicultural Society: Case Study of Malaysian News Reporting
Therese Patricia C San Diego
Philippines: Beyond the Body Count—Mindful Journalism and the Human-Centric Approach to Reporting the Drug War
Emi Hayakawa
South Korea: Compassionate Approach to Journalism— Buddhist True Network
Ariayaratne Atugala
Sri Lanka: Mindful Communication and Reconciliation
Kalinga Seneviratne
Mindful Communication for Sustainable Development: A New Asian Communication Paradigm

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