China and the Humanities: At the Crossroads of the Human and the Humane

Kang Tchou | 朱卫康 (ed.)

Published by New Directions in the Humanities, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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In the first decade of the 21st century, from the Beijing Olympics to the Shanghai World Exposition, the Chinese dragon that Napoleon hoped would sleep forever has awakened from its slumber. If 2008 was for China a year of international athletics, and 2010 a year of business and economics, then 2009 was a year of the Humanities in China. Over 450 scholars from 16 countries gathered at the historic Friendship Hotel in Beijing to find a new direction for the Humanities. This collection of twelve essays on human rights, philosophy, education, theater, literature, medical humanities, consumer culture, and ethnic minorities in China, by authors from six countries represents the myriad of discourses that marked that meeting of minds. As a book it builds a bridge between China and the Humanities by taking its reader to the intersection of the human and the humane.

Chapter Contributors:

Alison Assiter, University of the West of England UK

曹小琴 [Cáo xiăo qín], North University of China

PRC Judy Lattas, Macquarie University, AU

Cécile Leung, at Winthrop University, US

Charles Lowe, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, PRC

罗兆红[Luó zhào hóng], Practical Skills Training School for Rural Women, PRC

马纶鹏 [Ma lún péng], Stonybrook University, USA

Sasiporn Petcharapiruch, Chulalongkorn University, TH

Astrid Vicas, Saint Leo University, USA

Robert Warren Wilson, University of Texas at Austin, USA

吴青 [Wú qīng], Beijing Cultural Development Center for Rural Women, PRC

徐舫[Xú făng], University of British Columbia, CA

Keywords: China, Humanities, Arts

Book: Print (Paperback). Book: Electronic (PDF File; 10.700MB). Published by New Directions in the Humanities, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing, Illinois.

Kang Tchou | 朱卫康

PhD Student, Chinese Studies, Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and, St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Born in Shanghai, China, I immigrated to the United States at the age of eight. After growing up in southern United State, I joined the U.S. Navy and served for six years as a translator/interpreter for various governmental agencies. After my tour of duty, I continued my undergraduate education at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA. I majored in Comparative Humanities, East Asian Studies (Chinese), and minored in Biology. I completed my MA in English in January 2009. My thesis is titled _Chinese Characters as Traveling Metaphors in Canto LXXVII of Ezra Pound’s Pisan Cantos, and James Legge’s Book of Poetry 华英诗经 [Huá Yīng Shī Jīng]. I recently completed a project on Robert Morrison. My current research is on the Taiping and Qing Civil War in mid-nineteenth Century China. Academic interests include: Chinese History, War Studies, English 18th Century Studies, East-West Comparative Hermeneutics, Translation Studies, Literary Theory, Gender Studies, Science Fiction, Chinese Language and Literature.

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