Chinese Philosophy Under the Influence of Western Philosophy

  • Yijie Tang
Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)


Originally, there was no such a word as “philosophy” or zhe xue in the Chinese language. The term zhe xue was coined by a Japanese scholar Nishi Amane (1829–97), who borrowed the two Chinese characters zhe (“wisdom”) and xue (“study”) to refer to “philosophy” originated in Ancient Greece and Rome.


Chinese Philosophy Western Philosophy Traditional Chinese Thinking Xiong Shili Feng Youlan 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yijie Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Peking UniversityBeijingChina

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