Chuang-tzu


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 […]


Chinese Wisdom of the Body. Evidence from the Martial Arts

V.V. Maliavin It is well known that Chinese culture attaches a great importance to human sensitivity, both social and corporeal. It is far less known that Chinese tradition of martial arts is probably the most elaborate and efficient product of such attitude. This paper explores the nature of the corporeal […]


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 […]


Malyavin, self-forgetting, taoist monk, daosi

Self-forgetting and its history: a Taoist perspective on the postmodern phenomenology

V.V. MALIAVIN Tamkang University, Taiwan, R.O.C.   Self-forgetting and its history: a Taoist perspective on the postmodern phenomenology   Abstract Taoist thought calls for a new hermeneutics of the Self that dispenses with the metaphysics of self-identity. A key concept of this hermeneutics is a pure, or non-dividing, difference which […]