Chinese Thought in a Global Context. A Dialogue Between Chinese and Western Philosophical Approaches. KARL-HEINZ POHL.

Chinese Thought in a Global Context. A Dialogue Between Chinese and Western Philosophical Approaches

Leiden. Brill. 1999. Stock ID #129319

xvii + 406pp, index, bibliography, hardback, small closed tear to dustjacket, corners lightly bumped, internally very clean, a good to very good copy overall.
How do Chinese and Western philosophical traditions interact today? In this collection of articles both Chinese and Western scholars carefully examine the issue, one of fundamental importance for the mutual understanding of China and the West. This volume is the result of a symposium which sought to initiate a dialogue between China and the West on questions ranging from philosophy to politics and aesthetics. The papers deal with various topics of cross-cultural hermeneutics, such as differences between Chinese and Western concepts of man's relation to the universe, human rights, self and community, good and evil, and beauty. In some of the contributions, attempts are made to adapt the Chinese philosophical inheritance to the modern or post-modern condition. A useful reference for all those - historians of ideas, political scientists, and China watchers alike - who want to understand the dynamics of the cultural flow between East and West and the significance of Chinese thought in a global context. From Publisher's description. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 129319).

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