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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]