Chinese civilization


Yellow Peril or Yellow Blessing?

V.V.Maliavin Yellow Peril or Yellow Blessing? Images of Eastern Asia in Russia at the Turn of the XXth Century[1]. Paper presented at the Conference “New Perspectives on East Asian Studies“, Taipei, 2012, June 1-2.  Since the latter half of the XIXth century Russia’s attitude to Eastern Asia and Far East […]


Chinatown: How Chinese Civilization Goes Global

V.V.Maliavin It is well known that so called Chinatowns have become the most common institutionalized form of Chinese civilization’s global existence. What is Chinatown? What is Chinatown’s cultural nature as well as its historical significance? To answer these questions we have to look at first at the foundations of Chinese […]


Strolling in Chinese Garden: An Experience of Self-Re(dis)covering

Vladimir Maliavin Not accidentally Asia has been called since ancient times the First Continent, the Mother of Humankind. Asian landscapes in their bewildering variety – both natural and artistic – represent in essence the original space/place of existence, the primordial Void filled by the plenitude of life’s images. In stark […]


Beyond Matrix, or the Tao of Postmodernity

V. V. Maliavin Institute of Slavic Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan It is well known that the passage to Postmodernity – if this term seems acceptable – has brought about dramatic changes in the concept of Praxis. The classical philosophy has treated Praxis as a conscious activity articulated through the opposition […]


The East, the West and Russia

Once Again on the Dichotomy of East and West The axiomatic fact of any anthropological or cross-cultural study is a kind of double-focused vision rooted in the recognition of «another» and alien humanness which can serve, however, as a part of our proper existence and our understanding of the world […]


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Beyond the Yellow Peril: Thoughts on Russian-Chinese Encounter

V.V. Maliavin Tamkang University Taiwan   Beyond the Yellow Peril: Thoughts on Russian-Chinese Encounter   At present the relation of Russian society and its intellectual circles towards China is highly ambivalent. On the one hand, one can observe in Russia a strong interest to the culture of her great Eastern […]


Philosophy as Cultural Style: The Case of Xiong Shili

V.V. MALYAVIN Tamkang University, Taiwan, R.O.C.   Philosophy as Cultural Style: The Case of Xiong Shili   Modern Chinese philosophy was doomed from the start to be essentially two-faced. It has always been defining itself simultaneously by its relation to the Western thought and the native Chinese legacy. When trying […]

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Recovering the Senses: Taoist Response to the Modern Spiritual Crisis

 V.V.Maliavin Tamkang University, Taiwan.    Recovering the Senses: Taoist Response to the Modern Spiritual Crisis   Abstract The modern world is in deep spiritual crisis caused primary by the breakdown of the classical epistemological model. The legacy of Chinese Taoism which has developed an ingenious tradition based on the principle […]