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By Youzhuang Geng

In Between East and West/Word and Image, Geng Youzhuang, certainly one of China’s best intellectuals, bargains an unique and complicated research of either Western cultural and literary thought and modern chinese language inspiration. during this interesting exploration of the respective highbrow traditions inside China and the West, Geng indicates how the dynamics at paintings among note and photo develop into a parable for figuring out the bigger dating among chinese language and Western ideas.

Geng first surveys influential Western thinkers and their principles, with a unique specialize in the family members among phrases and issues, symptoms and meanings, picture and language. He subsequent explores the conflicted dating among faith and literature within the West. eventually, Geng turns his concentration to China, discussing the that means and value of Sinology and the probabilities of treating China as an indication and referent in modern Western considering. an individual drawn to the forces at paintings in the intermingling of jap and Western literature, writing, and the semiotics of tradition will locate Between East and West/Word and Image compelling.

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