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Thinking from the Han: Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture David L. Hall

Thinking from the Han: Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture

David L. Hall

Published December 23rd 1997
ISBN : 9780791436141
Paperback
320 pages
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This book continues a comparative project begun with the authors Thinking Through Confucius and Anticipating China. It continues the comparative discussions by focusing upon three concepts--self, truth, transcendence--which best illuminate theMoreThis book continues a comparative project begun with the authors Thinking Through Confucius and Anticipating China. It continues the comparative discussions by focusing upon three concepts--self, truth, transcendence--which best illuminate the distinctive characters of the two cultures. Self specifies the meaning of the human subject, truth considers that subjects manner of relating to the world of which it is a part, and transcendence raises the issue as to whether the self/world relationship is grounded in something other than the elements resourced immediately in self and world. Considered together, the discussions of these concepts advertise in a most dramatic fashion the intellectual barriers currently existing between Chinese and Western thinkers. More importantly, these discussions reformulate Chinese and Western vocabularies in a manner that will enhance the possibilities of intercultural communication.