Dr Michael Paton

Member of China Studies Centre

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Selected publications

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Books

  • Paton, M. (2013). Five Classics of Fengshui: Chinese Spiritual Geography in Historical and Environmental Perspective. Leiden: Brill Publishers. [More Information]

Edited Books

  • Paton, M. (2012). Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopaedia. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

Book Chapters

  • Paton, M. (2012). Science: Prehistory to 1200: East and Southeast Asia. In Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Carolyn M. Elliott, Peter J. Seybolt (Eds.), Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopaedia, (pp. III69-III69). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.
  • Paton, M. (2011). The Cosmology of Yang Yunsong and Science. In Florian C Reiter (Eds.), Feng Shui (Kan Yu) and Architecture: International Conference in Berlin, (pp. 165-183). Berlin Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag.
  • Paton, M. (2009). Feng Shui and the Energy of the Land. In Michael Y. Mak and Albert T. So (Eds.), Research in Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment, (pp. 45-64). Hong Kong, China: City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • Paton, M. (2008). Reflective journals and critical thinking. In van Rij-Heyligers J (Eds.), Intercultural Communications Across University Settings: Myths and Realities: Referreed Proceedings of the 6th Communication Skills in University Education Conference, (pp. 201-209). Rosedale, New Zealand: Pearson Education.
  • Paton, M. (2005). Is Critical Analysis Foreign to Chinese Students? In Manalo, E. and Wong-Toi, G. (Eds.), Communication Skills in University Education: The International Dimension, (pp. 1-11). Auckland: Pearson Education.

Journals

  • Paton, M. (2018). A Hundred Sons and a Thousand Grandsons: Gender Bias in the Water Dragon Classic. JOSA: The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 49, 112-128.
  • Paton, M. (2017). Cities Created By Modernity: A Fengshui Perspective. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 42(SUPPL S1), 477-499. [More Information]
  • Paton, M. (2015). The Geography of Styles of Reasoning: East and West, North and South. Philosophy East and West, 65(1), 178-195. [More Information]
  • Paton, M., Chengmin, Z. (2014). Southern Culture and the North/South Divide: More Than a Metaphor. JOSA: The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 46, 26-40.
  • Paton, M. (2011). Asian Students, Critical Thinking and English as an Academic Lingua Franca. Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis, 32(1), 27-39.
  • Paton, M., Henry, P. (2009). Human nature and social complexity: a common challenge for Chinese philosophy and marketing. International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 2(3), 276-290.
  • Paton, M. (2007). Fengshui: a Continuation of the Art of Swindlers? Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 34(3), 427-445. [More Information]
  • Paton, M. (2007). Why International Students are at Greater Risk of Failure: An Inconvenient Truth. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 6(6), 101-112.

Conferences

  • Paton, M., Mak, M., Rowe, T. (2018). Proceedings of the Academic Journal of Feng Sui - 1st Symposium - Oceania. Academic Journal of Feng Shui, 1st Symposium, New York: Glasstree Academic Publishing.
  • Paton, M. (2017). The Dragon(s) of Sydney. 1st Symposium of the Academic Journal of Feng Shui, Sydney.
  • Paton, M. (2010). English as an Academic Lingua Franca: Internationalisation, Economic Imperative or Cultural Chauvinism? Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings: Engagement, Collaboration and Sustainability, Australia: Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney.
  • Paton, M. (2009). Good Fortune or Environmental Harmony? 4th International Conference on Scientific Feng Shui & Built Environment 2009, Hong Kong, China: City University of Hong Kong.
  • Paton, M. (2006). A North /South Axis. 2006 Independent Scholars Association of Australia, Roseville NSW: NSW Chapter, Independent Scholars Association Inc.
  • Paton, M. (2006). Is Traditional Chinese Medicine Science? What Chinese Scientists Think. 16th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 2006, Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).
  • Paton, M. (2006). Reflective journals and critical thinking. UniServe Science Symposium 2006, The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Paton, M. (2004). Dragon Veins, Cultural Chauvinism, And The Energy Of The Land. 10th International Conference on the History of Science in China: Multiaspect Studies on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in China. Association Historique Internationale de l'Ocan Indien.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Paton, M. (2015). Michael Paton responds: Feng shui is more than metaphor. The Fifth Estate. [More Information]

2018

  • Paton, M. (2018). A Hundred Sons and a Thousand Grandsons: Gender Bias in the Water Dragon Classic. JOSA: The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 49, 112-128.
  • Paton, M., Mak, M., Rowe, T. (2018). Proceedings of the Academic Journal of Feng Sui - 1st Symposium - Oceania. Academic Journal of Feng Shui, 1st Symposium, New York: Glasstree Academic Publishing.

2017

  • Paton, M. (2017). Cities Created By Modernity: A Fengshui Perspective. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 42(SUPPL S1), 477-499. [More Information]
  • Paton, M. (2017). The Dragon(s) of Sydney. 1st Symposium of the Academic Journal of Feng Shui, Sydney.

2015

  • Paton, M. (2015). Michael Paton responds: Feng shui is more than metaphor. The Fifth Estate. [More Information]
  • Paton, M. (2015). The Geography of Styles of Reasoning: East and West, North and South. Philosophy East and West, 65(1), 178-195. [More Information]

2014

  • Paton, M., Chengmin, Z. (2014). Southern Culture and the North/South Divide: More Than a Metaphor. JOSA: The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 46, 26-40.

2013

  • Paton, M. (2013). Five Classics of Fengshui: Chinese Spiritual Geography in Historical and Environmental Perspective. Leiden: Brill Publishers. [More Information]

2012

  • Paton, M. (2012). Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopaedia. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.
  • Paton, M. (2012). Science: Prehistory to 1200: East and Southeast Asia. In Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Carolyn M. Elliott, Peter J. Seybolt (Eds.), Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopaedia, (pp. III69-III69). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

2011

  • Paton, M. (2011). Asian Students, Critical Thinking and English as an Academic Lingua Franca. Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis, 32(1), 27-39.
  • Paton, M. (2011). The Cosmology of Yang Yunsong and Science. In Florian C Reiter (Eds.), Feng Shui (Kan Yu) and Architecture: International Conference in Berlin, (pp. 165-183). Berlin Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag.

2010

  • Paton, M. (2010). English as an Academic Lingua Franca: Internationalisation, Economic Imperative or Cultural Chauvinism? Internationalising Learning and Teaching in Academic Settings: Engagement, Collaboration and Sustainability, Australia: Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney.

2009

  • Paton, M. (2009). Feng Shui and the Energy of the Land. In Michael Y. Mak and Albert T. So (Eds.), Research in Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment, (pp. 45-64). Hong Kong, China: City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • Paton, M. (2009). Good Fortune or Environmental Harmony? 4th International Conference on Scientific Feng Shui & Built Environment 2009, Hong Kong, China: City University of Hong Kong.
  • Paton, M., Henry, P. (2009). Human nature and social complexity: a common challenge for Chinese philosophy and marketing. International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 2(3), 276-290.

2008

  • Paton, M. (2008). Reflective journals and critical thinking. In van Rij-Heyligers J (Eds.), Intercultural Communications Across University Settings: Myths and Realities: Referreed Proceedings of the 6th Communication Skills in University Education Conference, (pp. 201-209). Rosedale, New Zealand: Pearson Education.

2007

  • Paton, M. (2007). Fengshui: a Continuation of the Art of Swindlers? Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 34(3), 427-445. [More Information]
  • Paton, M. (2007). Why International Students are at Greater Risk of Failure: An Inconvenient Truth. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 6(6), 101-112.

2006

  • Paton, M. (2006). A North /South Axis. 2006 Independent Scholars Association of Australia, Roseville NSW: NSW Chapter, Independent Scholars Association Inc.
  • Paton, M. (2006). Is Traditional Chinese Medicine Science? What Chinese Scientists Think. 16th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 2006, Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).
  • Paton, M. (2006). Reflective journals and critical thinking. UniServe Science Symposium 2006, The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.

2005

  • Paton, M. (2005). Is Critical Analysis Foreign to Chinese Students? In Manalo, E. and Wong-Toi, G. (Eds.), Communication Skills in University Education: The International Dimension, (pp. 1-11). Auckland: Pearson Education.

2004

  • Paton, M. (2004). Dragon Veins, Cultural Chauvinism, And The Energy Of The Land. 10th International Conference on the History of Science in China: Multiaspect Studies on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in China. Association Historique Internationale de l'Ocan Indien.

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