Department of Humanities and Creative Writing
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.
comparative aesthetics, comparative philosophy, Confucianism, cross-cultural studies, feminist theory, social existence
Source Publication Title
Journal of World Philosophies
Indiana University Press
Copyright © 2017 Eva Kit Wah Man. All rights reserved.
Link to Publisher's Edition
Man, Eva Kit Wah. "What does comparative philosophy mean to the social existence of a female Chinese scholar?." Journal of World Philosophies 2.1 (2017): 144-148.