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 totalitariaism and neo-imperialism.
- Inhaltsverzeichnis / Contents
On the Social Concern of Daoism
Von: Chen Guying, Hans-Georg Moeller, David Jones and Sarah Flavel