Bringing together a number of case studies, this book shows how from early on Chinese philosophical discourses unfolded through innovation and the subversion of dominant forms of thinking.
Narrowing in on the commonplace Chinese motto that "the three teachings" of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism "are joined into one", as if there had never been any substantial differences between or within these schools of thought, a team of esteemed contributors challenge established views. They explain how the Daoist tradition provided a variety of alternatives to prevailing Confucian master narratives, reveal why the long history of Confucianism is itself full of ambiguities, disputes, and competing ideas and discuss how in Buddhist theory and practice, the subversion of unquestioned beliefs and attitudes has been a prime methodological and therapeutic device.
By drawing attention to unorthodox voices and subversion as a method, this exciting collection reveals that for too long the traditional division into "three teachings" has failed to do justice to the diversity and subtlety found in the numerous discourses constituting the history of Chinese philosophy. Critique, Subversion and Chinese Philosophy finally makes such innovative disruptions visible.
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Hans-Georg Moeller is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Macau, China.
Andrew K. Whitehead is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Kennesaw State University, USA.
1. Introduction, Hans-Georg Moeller (University of Macau, Macau) and Andrew K. Whitehead (Kennesaw State University, USA)
Part I: Critique as Method
2. Learning as Self-Subversion: On Critical Confucianism (Geir Sigurdsson, University of Iceland, Iceland)
3. Crisis and Critique: Zhuangzi's Philosophical Turning Point, Hans-Georg Moeller (University of Macau, Macau) and Paul J. D'Ambrosio, (East China Normal University, China)
4. Otherwise than God and Man: Subverting Purpose and Knowledge in Zhuangzi's Perspectival Mirror, Brook Ziporyn (University of Chicago, USA)
5. Stepping Outside Of the Confucian Dogma: Ironic Critique in the Analects, Dimitra Amarantidou (East China Normal University, China)
6. Efficacious Subversion: Argument by Relegation in Chan Buddhism, Andrew K. Whitehead (Kennesaw State University, USA)
7. Scolding the Buddhas, Abusing the Patriarchs: Case 4 of the Blue Cliff Record and the Hermeneutics of Subversion, Rudi Capra (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
Part II: Socio-Political Subversion
8. King Wu and the Doctrine of Benevolent Government: Moral Theory or Strategy of Regime Subversion?
Ting-mien Lee (University of Macau, Macau)
9. A Zhuangzian Critique of the Huaxia Civilization Project, Daniel Sarafinas (University of Macau, Macau)
10. Li Zehou's Critique of Marx through the Lens of Kantian Philosophy: The Transcendental Illusion of Class Struggle, Jana S. Rosker (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
11. Kundao's Daring Odyssey: Female Daoist Discontentment and Challenges to Confucian Womanhood, Robin R. Wang (Loyola Marymount University, USA)
Part III: Critiques of Concepts and Ideas
12. Critique and Subversion: Rethinking Yang Zhu's Conception of "Self", Ellen Y. Zhang (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
13. Subversive Cosmology in the Zhuangzi: The Dispensability of Ritual Agency for the Survival of the Cosmos According to the Qiwulun Chapter, Manuel Rivera (University of Macau, Macau)
14. Dai Zhen's Critique of Song Confucian Ideology, Robert Carleo III (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
15. Critique on the Heights of Despair: Buddhist Motifs in the Work of Emil Cioran and the Ontological Indeterminacy of (Social) Reality, Ady Van den Stock (Ghent University, Belgium)