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The Chinese Aesthetic Tradition

Zehou Li


The author has been an influential thinker in China since the 1950s. Before moving to the United States in the wake of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, he published works on Emmanuel Kant and traditional and contemporary Chinese philosophy. This book, a translation of his Huaxia meixue (1989), is considered among the author's most significant works. Apart from its value as an introduction to the philosophy of one of contemporary China's foremost intellectuals, the book fills an important gap in the literature of Chinese aesthetics in English. It presents the author's synthesis of the ent ... More

Keywords: aesthetic thought, China, Chinese aesthetics, Chinese philosophy, Chinese culture, Emmanuel Kant, living, poetry, transcendence, painting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833077
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833077.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zehou Li, author