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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 […]

Malyavin, self-forgetting, taoist monk, daosi

Maliavin, Vladimir malyavin, Владимир Малявин, Малявин

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 […]


Europe and Russia: cooperation, confrontation or synergy ?

Vladimir V. Maliavin, Tamkang University   Europe and Russia: cooperation, confrontation or synergy ?   A series of recent events , most notably the disputes over the transportation of Russia’s natural gas to Europe and the war in Georgia in August 2008 has abruptly terminated the period of apparently mutually […]


Politics in Contemporary Russia: The Search for Identity The Nature of Russian Political Tradition

Vladimir Maliavin, Institute of Slavic Studies, Tamkang University   Politics in Contemporary Russia: The Search for Identity  The Nature of Russian Political Tradition The  collapse  of  the  USSR  has  created  a  necessity for  the  shaping  of  the  new national identity in Russia. This necessity has become even more urgent because […]


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 […]

Xiong Shili, Xiong Shili chinese philosophy

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 […]


Zhuang-zi’s Concept of Harmony and Its Cultural Implications

V. V.  MALIAVIN Tamkang University, Taiwan.     Zhuang-zi’s Concept of Harmony and Its Cultural Implications   Summary   The ancient Taoist philosopher Zhuangzi (beginning of the 4th century B.C.) whose views comprise the core of the book ascribed to him offers a profound concept of harmony whose basic condition […]