Coming Out of the Middle Ages: Comparative Reflections on China and the West
Comparative Reflections on China and the West
The essays in this volume examine China's medievalism from the viewpoint of cultural history, philosophy and comparative literature. Contributors discuss the lingering effects of the Middle Ages on Chinese thought and industry, and assess how these attitudes affect China's relations with the West.
Table of Contents
Preface, Translator's Note, 1 Coming out of the Middle Ages: Historical Reflections on the Late Ming to the Late Qing, 2 The Drama of "God-Making" 360 Years Ago, 3 The Confucius of History and the History of Confucius, 4 Johann Adam Schall von Bell and Yang Guangxian, 5 Han Leaming and Western Leaming in the Eighteenth Century, 6 Yangming Scholarship in Early Modem China, 7 A Historical Investigation into the Early Formation of the Historical Materialist Viewpoint in China, 8 China's Lost Renaissance, Appendix The Strange Ideas of Philosophers as One Historical Period Supersedes Another, Afterword to the First Chinese Edition, Notes, Index
Zhu Weicheng is Professor of History and Director of the Research Section on the History of Chine se Thought and Culture, Department of History, Fudan University, Shanghai., Ruth Hayhoe is an associate professor in the Higher Education Group, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto.