Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Humanities and Creative Writing

Language

English

Abstract

In this short autobiographical essay, I reflect upon what comparative philosophy could mean to the social existence of a female Chinese scholar like me. I argue that comparative studies have been beneficial to people like me who live in hybrid, ex-colonial spaces. Comparative philosophy has allowed me to develop, and hone, my own understanding of issues pertaining to feminist theory and aesthetics. It has also aided me in recontextualizing and reappropriating some elements of my Confucian background.

Keywords

comparative aesthetics, comparative philosophy, Confucianism, cross-cultural studies, feminist theory, social existence

Publication Date

Summer 2017

Source Publication Title

Journal of World Philosophies

Volume

2

Issue

1

Start Page

144

End Page

148

Publisher

Indiana University Press

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Eva Kit Wah Man. All rights reserved.

ISSN (electronic)

24141795

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