Edited by the editorial board of Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture
Format: Paper | Pages: 396pp
Size: 155 × 230 mm
Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture are concepts and keywords or phrases Chinese people have created or come to use that are fundamentally pertinent to Chinese philosophy, humanistic, spirit, way of thinking and values. Each volume includes 300 key entries selected and explained by over 100 distinguished scholars from China and West. This series is a promotion of genuine literacy on Chinese philosophy, history, literature, art, and translation within the western academia. All entries are furnished with citations for easier understanding of their meanings and usages in Chinese history. For people in other countries, these key concepts open the door to the spiritual world of contemporary China and the Chinese people, including those living overseas.
[box style=”info”]ABOUT THE AUTHORS[/box]
Huang Youyi: former Vice-Chairman of International Federation of Translators, former Vice-Director and Chief Editor of China International Publishing Group, former Secretary-General of Translators Association of China, Standing Vice-Chairman of Translators Association of China, Director of Expert Board for English, China Accreditation for Translators and Interpreters.
Nie Changshun: Professor of Chinese Traditional Culture Research Center of Wuhan University, Head of Japan Studies Center Academic Planning Department, Wuhan University.
Yuan Jixi: Professor at the School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China, member of the Academic Committee of the Confucian Studies Institute, Visiting Professor of the Aesthetics and Aesthetic Education Study Center, Peking University, Distinguished Professor at Southwest University.
Wang Bo: Vice President of Peking University, Professor, Dean of the Confucian Studies Institute and the Taoist Studies Center of Peking University.
Western students of Chinese philosophy and culture who would aspire to acquire a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of this antique tradition must master a new conceptual vocabulary that will provide them with a portal onto the other side of the looking-glass. This project has recruited the leading scholars to select, research, and explain the conceptual structure of Chinese culture and to provide these students with the critical resource needed to expand their own cultural horizons.
—Roger T. Ames (Professor of Philosophy and editor of Philosophy East & West)