Understanding Chinese and Western Cultures
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Understanding Chinese and Western Cultures

Tang Yijie

  1. 408 pages
  2. English
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eBook - ePub

Understanding Chinese and Western Cultures

Tang Yijie

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About This Book

The title is a collection of essays centering on the topic of intercultural communication between Chinese and Western cultures by Tang Yijie, one of the most renowned philosophy scholars in China.
Comprised of five parts, the author discusses how Chinese culture should modernize itself through borrowing from Western culture premised on a self-awareness of Chinese culture per se. The book begins by critiquing theories of the so-called clash of civilizations and new empires and argues for the coexistence of cultures and a global consciousness instead. Chapters in the second part revisit contemporary Chinese culture in transition and call for the cultural integration of China and the West, with China defined in both its ancient and modern guises. By providing reflections on the cultural trends of the 1980s and 1990s, the third part illustrates the inevitable growth of diversified cultural development while analyzing cases of cultural dialogue in history, philosophy and religion. The fourth part demonstrates the significance of culture diversity and interaction while the fifth provides thoughts and reflections on some real-life cultural issues.
This title will appeal to all levels of readers interested in Chinese culture, cross-cultural studies and topics of cultural pluralism.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Part I The Clash and Coexistence of Civilizations
  8. Part II Chinese Culture in Transition
  9. Part III Reflection after the Cultural Fever
  10. Part IV The Meaning of Cross-cultural Dialogue
  11. Part V Ideology, Faith and Culture
  12. Appendix
  13. Bibliography
  14. Index