Riane Eisler inspired Professor Min Jiayin
of the Institute of Philosophy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
to edit The Chalice and the Blade in Chinese Culture
, published in 1995 by China Social Sciences Publishing House which tested Eisler's cultural transformation theory in Chinese culture, and found that there was also a shift from partnership to domination in Asian prehistory. Her work has inspired numerous other books, as well as dissertations, both in the United States and other nations.
Eisler's international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future
, now in 22 languages, including most European languages and Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, Japanese, and Arabic, was hailed by anthropologist Ashely Montagu as "the most important book since Darwin's Origin of Species".
Her newest book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics
– hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking,” by Peter Senge
as “desperately needed,” and by Gloria Steinem
as “revolutionary” – proposes a new approach to economics
that gives visibility and value to the most essential human work: the work of caring for people and planet.
Riane Eisler keynotes conferences worldwide, and is a consultant to business and government on applications of the partnership model introduced in her work. International venues have included Germany at the invitation of Prof. Rita Suessmuth, President of the Bundestag
(the German Parliament) and Daniel Goeudevert (Chair of Volkswagen International); Colombia, invited by the Mayor of Bogota
; and the Czech Republic, invited by Vaclav Havel
(one-time President of the Czech Republic).
Eisler's other books include the award-winning The Power of Partnership
and Tomorrow’s Children
, as well as Sacred Pleasure
, a reexamination of sexuality and spirituality, and Women, Men, and the Global Quality of
Life, which statistically do***ents the key role of the status of women
in a nation’s general quality of life.
Riane Eisler is a founding member of the General Evolution Research Group (GERG), a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science
and World Business Academy]], and a commissioner of the [[World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality, along with the Dalai Lama
, Archbishop Desmond Tutu
, and other spiritual leaders. She is also co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV). She is president of the Center for Partnership Studies
, dedicated to research and education.
Her pioneering work in human rights
expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. Her research on systemic cultural transformation has impacted many fields, including history
, and education
. She is the author of over 200 essays and articles in publications ranging from Behavioral Science, Futures, Political Psychology, and The UNESCO
Courier to Brain and Mind, Yes!, the Human Rights Quarterly
, The International Journal of Women's Studies, and the World Encyclopedia of Peace.
Dr. Eisler has received many honors, including the [[Humanist Pioneer award]] and the first Alice Paul ERA award. She is the only woman among twenty great thinkers including Hegel
, Adam Smith
, and Toynbee
selected for inclusion in Macrohistory and Macrohistorians in recognition of the lasting importance of her work as a cultural historian and evolutionary theorist.
Dr. Eisler can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org