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Routledge Studies in Contemporary Chinese Philosophy


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Routledge Studies in Contemporary Chinese Philosophy

Edited by Bryan W. Van Norden, Vassar College, USA and Yong Li, Wuhan University, China

It is widely recognized that in science, industry, and technology China is a modern superpower. However, there is still a common stereotype that Chinese philosophy consists of nothing but the earnest repetition of quaint sayings from long-dead sages. In actuality, philosophy in China today is vibrant and intellectually diverse.

The aim of this series is to publish translations of the best and most representative works by contemporary Chinese philosophers. The books in this series include contemporary studies of the history of Chinese or Western philosophy, as well as original works of research in ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, and other areas. Routledge Studies in Contemporary Chinese Philosophy seeks to fill the large gap that currently exists in the study of Chinese philosophy by providing high-quality translations to English-language scholars.

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Secret Subversion I Mou Zongsan, Kant, and Early Confucianism

Secret Subversion I: Mou Zongsan, Kant, and Early Confucianism

1st Edition

Tang Wenming
August 04, 2020

Mou Zongsan (1909–1995), one of the representatives of Modern Confucianism, belongs to the most important Chinese philosophers of the twentieth century. From a more traditional Confucian perspective, this book makes a critical analysis on Mou’s "moral metaphysics," mainly his thoughts about ...

Between Deontology and Justice Chinese and Western Perspectives

Between Deontology and Justice: Chinese and Western Perspectives

1st Edition

Genyou Wu
December 05, 2019

In China, political philosophy is still a comparatively new academic discipline. While there is no such phrase as “political philosophy” in ancient Chinese texts, there are elements within them that could be considered part of that field. Central questions of Chinese ancient political philosophy ...

A History of Classical Chinese Thought

A History of Classical Chinese Thought

1st Edition

Zehou Li
August 20, 2019

Li Zehou is widely regarded as one of China’s most influential contemporary thinkers. He has produced influential theories of the development of Chinese thought and the place of aesthetics in Chinese ethics and value theory. This book is the first English-language translation of Li Zehou’s work on ...

Confucius and the Modern World

Confucius and the Modern World

1st Edition

Lai Chen
November 27, 2018

This book represents the cutting edge of theoretical works on Confucianism. Starting from Confucianism’s comeback in modern China and ending with the proposal of the new philosophical concept of “multiple universality” in the face of the world culture, the author conducts an in-depth analysis and ...

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