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Titre : Wang Kuo-Wei: An Intellectual Biography (...
Éditeur : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States
Date d'édition : 1986
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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In this first full-fledged intellectual biography of the brilliant and multifaceted Chinese scholar Wang Kuo-wei (1877-1927), Joey Bonner throws important newlight on the range and course of ideasin early twentieth-century China. Coincidentally, she illuminates the nature ofWang's intimate, thirty-year personaland professional association with thewell-known Chinese scholar Lo Chen-yü(1866-1940) and provides a most comprehensive and compelling account of her biographee's posthumouslycontroversial career in the years following the 1911 Revolution.
Pursuing her subject across thewhole spectrum of his many scholarlyinterests, Bonner critically examinesWang's essays on German philosophy andphilosophical aesthetics; his poetry, literary criticism, and aesthetic theory; andhis works on ancient Chinese history,particularly of the Shang dynasty. Insightfully relating his strenuous intellectual search in the fields of philosophy,literature, and history to his very personal quest for truth, beauty, and virtue,Bonner shows in this finely crafted bookhow Wang's unhappiness in later life aswell as his suicide can be understood onlywithin the context of his humanistic concerns in general and his extreme commitment in the postimperial period to theConfucian ethicoreligious tradition inparticular. Without compromising theclearheaded critical detachment thatcharacterizes her analysis of the intricacies of his thought, Bonner has produceda portrait of Wang Kuo-wei suffused withwarmth and sympathetic respect.Review:
Wang Kuo-wei is a unique figure in modern Chinese intellectual history who reflects within his own person some of the most complex aspects of China’s modern cultural crisis. There could, in fact, be no more demanding undertaking than an intellectual biography of Wan Kuo-wei... Dr. Bonner has achieved a profound empathic understanding of what might be called the cultural despair of one of China’s most interesting personalities; she has been able to use Wang Kuo-wei’s own quite unique angle of vision to illuminate many aspects of modern China’s cultural situation. This is the first biography of Wang Kuo-wei that succeeds in grasping his life as a comprehensible whole. (Benjamin I. Schwartz)
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