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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2018, Vol. 13 Issue (4) : 634-650
Forty Years’ Study of Chinese Philosophy
LI Cunshan()
Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100732, China
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Since China’s reform and opening up in 1978, the study of Chinese philosophy has proceeded together with the times, not only making tremendous academic progress, but also serving as an important part of research on Chinese culture that undertakes the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and Chinese culture. This essay gives a brief review of the study of Chinese philosophy over the last forty years with particular attention to five aspects, namely the new horizons in the study of Chinese philosophy, the characteristics of Chinese philosophy, the comparison between Chinese and Western philosophy that also involves the “legitimacy” of the former, the relevance of Chinese philosophy for contemporary times, and the basic methodologies of Chinese philosophy.

Keywords Cultural Revolution      reform and opening up      history of Chinese philosophy      methodology      characteristics of Chinese philosophy     
Issue Date: 03 January 2019
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LI Cunshan. Forty Years’ Study of Chinese Philosophy[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2018, 13(4): 634-650.
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