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Colors of Veracity: A Quest for Truth in China and Beyond

Vera Schwarcz


Drawing upon classical sources in Hebrew and Chinese (as well as some in Greek and Japanese) Colors of Veracity sets out to expand the “lexicon” for veracity in our time. With poetic attentiveness to connotations and nuance is manifest throughout the book, which redefines both the Jewish understanding of emet (a notion of “truth” that encompasses authenticity) as well as the Chinese commitment to zhen (a vision of the “real” that includes innermost sincerity of the heart-mind in the seeker for veracity). By focusing on the dilemmas of moral conscience embodied by dissidents such as Liu Binyan, ... More

Keywords: history, truth, Chinese, Jewish, moral conscience, dissent, authenticity, sincerity, Communist Party, poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824838737
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vera Schwarcz, author
Wesleyan University