CHINA’S CRITICAL INTELLIGENTSIA
While contemporary Chinese readers, Wang Chaohua observes in her introduction to this selection of essays,
have access in their native language to large areas of Western literature and philosophy, political and economic thought, to classical texts and contemporary ideas of the world . . . this process of cultural familiarization has been one-sided. Neither the length and depth of traditional Chinese civilization, nor the importance of China in the modern history of the world, are reflected in a comparable range of Western translations of Chinese thought and culture.
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