Contemporary Chinese Philosophy / Edition 1

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Contemporary Chinese Philosophy features discussion of sixteen major twentieth-century Chinese philosophers. Leading scholars in the field describe and critically assess the works of these significant figures.

  • Critically assesses the work of major comtemporary Chinese philosophers that have rarely been discussed in English.
  • Features essays by leading scholars in the field.
  • Includes a glossary of Chinese characters and definitions.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This 'showcase' for modern Chinese philosophy will finally dispel the common western perception that nothing has happened in Chinese philosophy since the sixteenth century other than the emergence of a regimented, monochromatic Marxism. In this immaculately edited volume, its mainly Chinese contributors testify to the immense variety of contemporary Chinese philosophy and to the willingness of its leading figures to enrich their own traditions through critical dialogue with western ones. The volume deserves to inspire a reciprocal willingness among western philosophers." David E. Cooper, Durham University

"An excellent anthology of essays introducing sixteen important Chinese philosophers in the twentieth century. The editors also provide a valuable background and overview, recent overseas trends, and a unifying interpretation of Chinese philosophy. 'Must' reading for serious students and scholars interested in Chinese philosophy" Antonio S. Cua, Catholic University of America

"Contemporary Chinese Philosophy constitutes a valuable contribution to the Western understanding of Chinese philosophy in conveying with clarity the diversity of the Chinese intellectual response to the encounter with Western thought." Practical Philosophy, Vol. 6, Autumn 2003

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631217244
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Chung-Ying Cheng is a professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy. He is also founder of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy.

Nicholas Bunnin is director of the Philosophy Project at the Institute for Chinese Studies at Oxford University. He is chairman of the British Committee of the Philosophy Summer School in China: China Britain Australia.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Preface: Chung-ying Cheng.

Introduction: Nicholas Bunnin.

Part I: Pioneering New Thought from the West:.

1. Liang Qichao's Political and Social Philosophy: Yang Xiao.

2. Wang Guowei: Philosophy of Aesthetic Criticism: Keping Wang.

3. Zhang Dongsun: Pluralist Epistemology and Chinese Philosophy: Xinyan Jiang.

4. Hu Shi's Enlightenment Philosophy: Hu Xinhe.

5. Jin Yuelin's Theory of Dao : Hu Jun.

Part II: Philosophizing in the Neo-Confucian Spirit:.

6. Xiong Shili's Metaphysics of Virtue: Jiyuan Yu.

7. Liang Shuming: Easten and Western Cultures and Confucianism: Yanming An.

8. Feng Youlan's New Principle Learning and His Histories of Chinese Philosophy: Lauren Pfister.

9. He Lin's Sinification of Idealism: Jiwei Ci.

Part III: Ideological Exposure to Dialectical Materialism:.

10. Feng Qi's Ameliorism: Between Relativism and Absolutism: Huang Yong.

11. Zhang Dainian: Creative Synthesis and Chinese Philosophy: Cheng Lian.

12. Li Zehou: Chinese Aesthetics from a Post-Marxist and Confucian Perspective: John Zijiang Ding.

Part IV: Later Development of New Neo-Confucianism:.

13. Fang Dongmei: Philosophy of Life, Creativity, and Inclusiveness: Chengyang Li.

14. Practical Humanism of Xu Fuguan: Peimin Ni.

15. Tang Junyi: Moral Idealism and Chinese Culture: Sin Yee Chan.

16. Mou Zongsan on Intellectual Intuition: Refeng Tang.


Recent Trends in Chinese Philosophy in China and the West: Chung-ying Cheng.

An Onto-Hermeneutic Interpretation of Twentieth-Century Chinese Philosophy: Identity and Vision: Chung-ying Cheng.



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