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Language Discourse And Praxis In Ancient China

Author : Zhenbin Sun
ISBN : 9783642548659
Genre : Philosophy
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This book investigates Chinese comprehension and treatment of the relationship between language and reality. The work examines ancient Chinese philosophy through the pair of concepts known as ming-shi. By analyzing the pre-Qin thinkers’ discourse on ming and shi, the work explores how Chinese philosophers dealt with issues not only in language but also in ontology, epistemology, ethics, axiology, and logic. Through this discourse analysis, readers are invited to rethink the relationship of language to thought and behavior. The author criticizes and corrects vital misunderstandings of Chinese culture and highlights the anti-dualism and pragmatic character of Chinese thoughts. The rich meaning of the ming-shi pair is displayed by revealing its connection to other philosophical issues. The chapters show how discourse on language and reality shapes a central characteristic of Chinese culture, the practical zhi. They illuminate the interplay of Chinese theories of language and Dao as Chinese wisdom and worldview. Readers who are familiar with pragmatics and postmodernism will recognize the common points in ancient Chinese philosophy and contemporary Western philosophy, as they emerge through these chapters. The work will particularly appeal to scholars of philosophy, philosophy of language, communication studies and linguistics.
Category: Philosophy

Searching For The Way

Author : Jana Rošker
ISBN : 9629963272
Genre : History
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The search for knowledge has been the driving force behind mankind's existence since the dawn of civilization, and different cultures have developed their own theories of knowledge. Searching for the Way: Theory of Knowledge in Premodern and Modern China deals with the analyses and interpretations of modern Chinese philosophical discourses, especially those concerning theories of knowledge. The author looks at how contemporary Chinese philosophy is awakening from a long slumber and substantiates the hypothesis that this new awakening is fully prepared for fruitful confrontations with the new challenges presented by a globalized world. The study of 20th-century Chinese philosophy has not been the subject of any extensive and systematic discussion in neither the West in general nor in Western Sinology in particular. Hence, this book will be of immense interest to those who are interested in the emerging fields of comparative philosophy, Chinese studies and theology.
Category: History

Women In China From Earliest Times To The Present

Author : Robin D. S. Yates
ISBN : 9789004176225
Genre : Social Science
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This essential reference work provides an alphabetic listing, with an extensive "index," of studies on women in China from earliest times to the present day written in Western languages, primarily English, French, German, and Italian. Containing more than 2500 citations of books, chapters in books, and articles, especially those published in the last thirty years, and more than 100 titles of doctoral dissertations and Masters theses, it covers works written in the disciplines of anthropology and sociology; art and archaeology; demography; economics; education; fashion; film and media studies; history; interdisciplinary studies; law; literature; music; medicine, science, and technology; political science; and religion and philosophy. It also contains many citations of studies of women in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Category: Social Science

China S Education Curriculum Knowledge And Cultural Inscriptions

Author : Weili Zhao
ISBN : 9781351848114
Genre : Education
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With a focus on the role of discourse and language in education, this book examines China’s educational reform from an original perspective that avoids mapping on Westernized educational sensibilities to a Chinese environment. Zhao untangles the tradition-modernity division expressed in China’s educational language about the body and teacher-student difference. Exploring the historical and cultural implications of the ways China’s schooling is talked about and acted upon, Zhao argues that Chinese notion "wind" (feng) is a defining aspect of Chinese teaching and learning. Incorporating Western and Chinese literature, this book explores the language of education, curriculum, and knowledge on a cross-cultural landscape and as cultural inscriptions.
Category: Education

Worrying About China

Author : Gloria Davies
ISBN : 0674026217
Genre : Art
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"As an intellectual mandate, "worrying about China" carries with it the moral obligation of identifying and solving perceived "Chinese problems" - social, political, cultural, historical, or economic - in order to achieve national perfection. In Worrying About China, Gloria Davies pursues this inquiry through a wide range of contemporary topics."--BOOK JACKET
Category: Art


Author : Leonie Archer
ISBN : 9781134988853
Genre : History
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First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

Slavery And Other Forms Of Unfree Labour

Author : Léonie J. Archer
ISBN : 9780415002042
Genre : History
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First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History