Reviews 271 Daoist perspective. This would offer a further valuable contribution because, as it is primarily pursued today, Chinese philosophy is dominated by Confucian thought; Daoism has much less representation among major book length studies, and the brotherhood of early Daoism and early Confucianism together shed great light on each other. There are many things going on in The Invulnerability of Integrity that will serve to open exciting new avenues of future exploration in Chinese philosophy. Some of its best points include its attention to so-called “neglected” writings, its bringing together early Confucian narrative writings and contemporary philosophical debates, and its refusal to get bogged down in the separate concerns of sinology, and he writes that he “goes beyond a reading that strives to recover original meanings and instead emphasizes the act of interpretation” (p. 14). As a model of contemporary Chinese philosophy, it will have a broad appeal to students and teachers of early Confucianism as well as of contemporary philosophy. Thomas Michael Thomas Michael is an associate professor of Chinese philosophy and religion at Beijing Normal University, specializing in Daoism and shamanism. Katrien Jacobs. The Afterglow of Women’s Pornography in Post-Digital China. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
China Review International – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Sep 20, 2018