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Polishing the Chinese Mirror: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosemont, Jr. (review)

Polishing the Chinese Mirror: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosemont, Jr. (review) Polishing the Chinese Mirror: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosemont, Jr. Edited by Marthe Chandler and Ronnie Littlejohn. ACPA series of Chinese and Comparative Philosophy. New York: Global Scholarly Publications, 2008. Pp. 432. Paper $35.00. Reviewed by Sor-hoon Tan National University of Singapore Polishing the Chinese Mirror, edited by Marthe Chandler and Ronnie Littlejohn, is a collection celebrating the scholarship of Henry Rosemont, Jr. The list of contributors -- including Roger Ames, Fred Dallmayr, Herbert Fingarette, P. J. Ivanhoe, Michael Nylan, Tu Wei-ming, and David Wong -- reads like a veritable who's who of Chinese and Comparative Philosophy and Religion. It contains nearly twenty essays addressing three areas that have benefited from Rosemont's contributions: Chinese linguistics, human rights, and East Asian traditions. Some but not all chapters engage Rosemont's works directly. This review focuses on discussions of his critique of Western human-rights doctrine and its underlying liberal conception of the self as autonomous individual. The few chapters examined in this brief review are not necessarily the best or most interesting, but simply those most relevant to two related strands selected from a very rich tapestry. Sumner Twiss detects a shift in Rosemont's stance from recommending a combination of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Polishing the Chinese Mirror: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosemont, Jr. (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 61 (1) – Jan 16, 2011

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Polishing the Chinese Mirror: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosemont, Jr. Edited by Marthe Chandler and Ronnie Littlejohn. ACPA series of Chinese and Comparative Philosophy. New York: Global Scholarly Publications, 2008. Pp. 432. Paper $35.00. Reviewed by Sor-hoon Tan National University of Singapore Polishing the Chinese Mirror, edited by Marthe Chandler and Ronnie Littlejohn, is a collection celebrating the scholarship of Henry Rosemont, Jr. The list of contributors -- including Roger Ames, Fred Dallmayr, Herbert Fingarette, P. J. Ivanhoe, Michael Nylan, Tu Wei-ming, and David Wong -- reads like a veritable who's who of Chinese and Comparative Philosophy and Religion. It contains nearly twenty essays addressing three areas that have benefited from Rosemont's contributions: Chinese linguistics, human rights, and East Asian traditions. Some but not all chapters engage Rosemont's works directly. This review focuses on discussions of his critique of Western human-rights doctrine and its underlying liberal conception of the self as autonomous individual. The few chapters examined in this brief review are not necessarily the best or most interesting, but simply those most relevant to two related strands selected from a very rich tapestry. Sumner Twiss detects a shift in Rosemont's stance from recommending a combination of

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Published: Jan 16, 2011

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