Chinese Philosophy, Religions and Language

Authored by: Friederike Assandri , Barbara Meisterernst

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138650732
eBook ISBN: 9781315625157
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The study of Chinese language intersects with the study of Chinese philosophy in several fields. This chapter will provide an overview of three major fields of research, discussing three different questions: How did Chinese philosophers interpret and discuss language? How can linguistic analysis help us to understand and interpret philosophy? Did the characteristics of the Chinese language influence particular characteristics of Chinese philosophy?

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