The humanist spirit of Daoism [by Chen Guying, trans. by Hans-Georg Moeller]

Jones, D and Flavel, S, eds. (2018) The humanist spirit of Daoism [by Chen Guying, trans. by Hans-Georg Moeller]. Brill, Leiden. ISBN 9789004361973

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Abstract

In The Humanist Spirit of Daoism, Chen Guying presents a concise overview of his understanding of the meaning and significance of Daoist philosophy. Chen is a leading contemporary Chinese thinker and spokesperson for a new Daoist approach to existential and socio-political issues. He was born in mainland China in 1935, but after having resettled to Taiwan, he received his education there and was a student activist in the 1960s. He became famous in the Chinese-speaking world with his writings on Nietzsche, Laozi and Zhuangzi. At present he is a Professor at Peking University. This volume collects representative essays from the past 25 years which not only outline Chen’s interpretation of Daoism as a deeply humanist way of thinking and living, but also show how he employs this philosophy in a critique of totalitarianism and neo-imperialism.

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Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 13:31
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