The Revival of Guoxue Historical Antecedents and Contemporary Aspirations

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    After some opening remarks on the recent commodification of guoxue, I first trace the rise of guoxue in the contemporary period, and then I examine two topics in more detail: guoxue's historical and contemporary transformation into an academic discipline; and the immediate origins of guoxue's pronounced ethnoepistemological character. Through this examination my aim is to bring into greater relief some of the aspirations invested in guoxue by its contemporary protagonists, and also to highlight some of the conundrums associated with those aspirations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14-21
    JournalChina Perspectives
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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