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 dispelthe common western perception that nothing has happened in Chinesephilosophy since the sixteenth century other than the emergence ofa regimented, monochromatic Marxism. In this immaculately editedvolume, its mainly Chinese contributors testify to the immensevariety of contemporary Chinese philosophy and to the willingnessof its leading figures to enrich their own traditions throughcritical dialogue with western ones. The volume deserves to inspirea reciprocal willingness among western philosophers." David E.Cooper, Durham University

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

"Contemporary Chinese Philosophy constitutes a valuablecontribution to the Western understanding of Chinese philosophy inconveying with clarity the diversity of the Chinese intellectualresponse to the encounter with Western thought." PracticalPhilosophy, 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 theUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa. He is the founder andeditor-in-chief of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy. He isalso founder of the International Society for ChinesePhilosophy.

Nicholas Bunnin is director of the Philosophy Project atthe Institute for Chinese Studies at Oxford University. He ischairman of the British Committee of the Philosophy Summer Schoolin 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: YangXiao.

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

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 ofChinese Philosophy: Lauren Pfister.

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

Part III: Ideological Exposure to DialecticalMaterialism:.

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 andConfucian Perspective: John Zijiang Ding.

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

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

14. Practical Humanism of Xu Fuguan: Peimin Ni.

15. Tang Junyi: Moral Idealism and Chinese Culture: Sin YeeChan.

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 ChinesePhilosophy: Identity and Vision: Chung-ying Cheng.



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