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"Citizens": A Review

I think the word that I am required to use here – by law, no less – is “magisterial”.

The book is 875 pages,each chock full of ideas, events, facts and emotion. 931 more words

Book Reviews

Philosopher Hao Yanrong (郝晏荣) on the reception of Western learning in modern China

公理与富强:近代中国接受西学的两个不同路径和选择

郝晏荣

来源:《河北学刊》2014年4期,中道网2014年12月30日

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摘要:晚清中国人之接受西方文化,有一个从被动到主动的变化过程。这个过程通常被描述为由简单到复杂,由低级到高级,由器物到制度再到文化这样一个单线条的上升和变化过程。这个说法最早由梁启超提出,后人一直延续了这一观点。但是,实际上,近代中国人一开始接受西学就呈现出两种不同的主题、目标和需求:其一是国家的目标,其二是思想文化的目标。前者表现为对富强的追求,后者表现为对公理的追求;前者的目标是船坚炮利、国强民富,后者的目标是民主、自由和人权;前者体现在魏源的探索和观念上,后者体现在徐继畬的探索和观念上;前者的历史行为是自强运动,后者的历史行为是五四新文化运动。这两个主题的自身成长和相互影响,构成了中国近现代历史演进的内在动力。

【关键词】西学;富强;公理 20 more words

Academic Analysis

Buzzing 20150118: Othering and Study of Materiality

Life of the Objects and The Silent Story-Teller

Objects are born as an “empty space” (according to Pinney). Any discussion on an object must associate with cultural interactions and must not end on an object-level. 259 more words

Eunapius, Lives of the Philosophers 2.2.4: Writing Biography (Poorly) is Like Being in Love

“Even though I have recorded these things faithfully, I do recognize that some things have probably escaped me. And if, although I have applied great thought and effort trying to compose a continuous and clear history of the lives of the best philosophers and rhetoricians, I did not obtain my goal, I have suffered much the same kind of thing as those who love madly and obsessively. 45 more words

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Historian Wang Xianming (王宪明) on the historical material of modern Chinese intellectual history

中国近代思想史文献的基本特点及研究方法初探

王宪明

来源:《史学史研究》2014年3期, 中国社会科学网2015年01月14日

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  【内容提要】本文对中国近代思想史文献的基本特点进行了初步探索,认为近代思想史文献不同于古典文献,是一种“新文本”,其基本特点是“四性”(国际性、翻译性、混杂性、过渡性)、“四跨”(跨文化、跨语际、跨语境、跨时代)。研究近代思想史“新文本”,必须在继承中国传统学术研究优良学风的同时,努力探索采用新的研究方法,方能更加深入地认识近代中国的思想文化。

  【关 键 词】中国近代思想史文献/新文本/基本特点/研究方法

  【作者简介】王宪明,清华大学马克思主义学院教授,研究方向为中国近现代思想文化史。 420 more words

Academic Analysis

Buzzing Buzzing...20150116 Time to Socialise?

Perception of Time
Is it really like we always say, today in this capitalist world, we are so occupied that don’t have time to socialise, don’t have time to leisure. 535 more words

The Cave and the Light by Arthur Herman

The Cave and the Light by Arthur Herman is 570 page book that examines the respective influences of Plato and Aristotle on western civilization. It is a tour de force. 589 more words

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