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Di er ci Qimeng 第二次启蒙 (The second Enlightenment) by Wang Zhihe 王治河 and Fan Meijun 樊美筠 (review)

Di er ci Qimeng 第二次启蒙 (The second Enlightenment) by Wang Zhihe 王治河 and Fan Meijun 樊美筠 (review) Di er ci Qimeng (The second Enlightenment). By Wang Zhihe and Fan Meijun . Beijing: Peking University Press, 2011. Pp. 478. Paper, isbn 7301166907. Reviewed by Robin R. Wang Loyola Marymount University rwang@lmu.edu Di er ci Qimeng (The second Enlightenment), by Wang Zhihe and Fan Meijun, is a timely book in Chinese about constructing a philosophical and practical way to contend with China's postmodernization. It combines Whitehead's process philosophy with a focus on Chinese modernity in order to map out a desirable postmodern society. It addresses the problem on several dimensions from policy making to basic value systems. The range of themes can be seen from the topics of the book's twelve chapters: (1) Reverence for Land -- Toward a Constructive Postmodern Agriculture; (2) Becoming Fully Human -- Toward a Postmodern Organic Education; (3) Survival of the Harmonious -- Toward a Constructive Postmodern Harmonious Culture; (4) Beauty in Difference -- Toward a Constructive Postmodern Feminism; (5) Mutual Flourishing -- Toward a Complementary Awareness of China and the West; (6) The Benevolent Person Loves Others -- Toward a Postmodern Concept of Human Rights; (7) Democracy with Dao -- Toward a Postmodern Democracy; (8) Science with Dao -- Toward a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Di er ci Qimeng 第二次启蒙 (The second Enlightenment) by Wang Zhihe 王治河 and Fan Meijun 樊美筠 (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 63 (3) – Jul 17, 2013

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Di er ci Qimeng (The second Enlightenment). By Wang Zhihe and Fan Meijun . Beijing: Peking University Press, 2011. Pp. 478. Paper, isbn 7301166907. Reviewed by Robin R. Wang Loyola Marymount University rwang@lmu.edu Di er ci Qimeng (The second Enlightenment), by Wang Zhihe and Fan Meijun, is a timely book in Chinese about constructing a philosophical and practical way to contend with China's postmodernization. It combines Whitehead's process philosophy with a focus on Chinese modernity in order to map out a desirable postmodern society. It addresses the problem on several dimensions from policy making to basic value systems. The range of themes can be seen from the topics of the book's twelve chapters: (1) Reverence for Land -- Toward a Constructive Postmodern Agriculture; (2) Becoming Fully Human -- Toward a Postmodern Organic Education; (3) Survival of the Harmonious -- Toward a Constructive Postmodern Harmonious Culture; (4) Beauty in Difference -- Toward a Constructive Postmodern Feminism; (5) Mutual Flourishing -- Toward a Complementary Awareness of China and the West; (6) The Benevolent Person Loves Others -- Toward a Postmodern Concept of Human Rights; (7) Democracy with Dao -- Toward a Postmodern Democracy; (8) Science with Dao -- Toward a

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