The Humanist Spirit of Daoism

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Guying Chen
David Jones, Sarah Flavel
Hans-Georg Moeller
Modern Chinese Philosophy, Volume 15
  • Boston, MA: 
    , February
     236 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Chen Guying is one of the leading scholars on Daoism in contemporary China.


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