This book is a collection of translations of recent work by contemporary Chinese aestheticians. Because of the relative isolation of China until recently, little is known of this rich and ongoing aesthetics tradition in China. Although some of the articles are concerned with the traditional ancient Chinese theories of art and beauty, many are inspired by Western aesthetics, including Marxism, and all are involved in cross-cultural comparisons of Chinese and Western aesthetic traditions.
About the Author
The Editors: Zhu Liyuan is Professor of Chinese Literature at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He has written widely in the area of aesthetics and has translated many English works on aesthetics.
Gene Blocker is Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University. He has written a number of books on aesthetics and cross-cultural studies.
The Contributors: H. Gene Blocker, Zhu Guangqian, Tsung Paihwa, Cai Yi, Wang Zhaowen, Jiang Konggyang, Li Zehou, Liu Gangji, Zhou Laixiang, Yie Lang, Hu Jingzhi, Lin Tonghua, Zhu Liyuan, Chen Wangheng, Chen Wei