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    David Chai (2015). Raphals, Lisa. Divination and Prediction in Early China and Ancient Greece. [REVIEW] Frontiers of Philosophy in China 10 (2):322-326.
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    David Chai (2014). Meontological Generativity: A Daoist Reading of the Thing. Philosophy East and West 64 (2):303-318.
    This paper relocates the philosophical discourse on the Thing (das Ding) to the world of classical Daoism. In doing so, it explores the bond between the One, the Thing and its signifier before discussing how the Thing unveils itself to the world while receiving the gift of nothingness from Dao. It furthermore contends that the two most prominent discussions of the Thing in the Western tradition--those by Heidegger and Lacan--while philosophically valuable in their own right, fail to provide the degree (...)
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    David Chai (2014). Zhuangzi's Meontological Notion of Time. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (3):361-377.
    This article investigates the concept of time as it is laid forth in the Daoist text, the Zhuangzi 莊子. Arguing that authentic time lies with cosmogony and not reality as envisioned by humanity, the Zhuangzi casts off the ontology of the present-now in favor of the existentially creative negativity of Dao 道. As the pivot of Dao, nothingness not only allows us to side-step the issue of temporal directionality, it reflects the meontological nature of Daoist cosmology in general. Framing time (...)
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    David Chai (2016). T.C. Kline and Justin Tiwald, Eds., Ritual and Religion in the Xunzi. [REVIEW] Frontiers of Philosophy in China 11 (2):320-323.
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    David Chai (2010). Meontology in Early Xuanxue Thought. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37 (1):90-101.
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    David Chai (2009). Musical Naturalism in the Thought of Ji Kang. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (2):151-171.
    Wei-Jin period is characterized by neo-Daoism ( xuanxue 玄學), and J I Kang lived in the midst of this philosophical exploration. Adopting the naturalism of the Zhuangzi , J i Kang expressed his socio-political concerns through the medium of music, which was previously regarded as having moral bearing and rectitude. Denying such rectitude became central for J i Kang, who claimed that music was incapable of possessing human emotion, releasing it from the chains of Confucian ritualism. His investigation into the (...)
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    David Chai (2014). Nothingness and the Clearing: Heidegger, Daoism and the Quest for Primal Clarity. Review of Metaphysics 67 (3): 583 - 601.
    Martin Heidegger has made uncovering the truth of being his life’s work. He ultimately came to locate this truth at the site of the clearing (lichtung), which allowed him to sweep away the traditional formulation of the question of being and begin anew with beyng. This second beginning, as Heidegger called it, stood apart from the original in that he saw fit to cloak beyng in nothingness. This paper explores Heidegger’s use of nothingness and his claim that in order to (...)
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    David Chai (2013). Wang, Weiwei. A Study of Hanfeizi's Thought: Taking Huanglao as the Root 韩非思想研究: 以黄老为本. [REVIEW] Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 12 (1):137-139.
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    David Chai (2015). Leah Kalmanson Et Al., Eds. Levinas and Asian Thought. [REVIEW] Philosophy East and West 65 (2):639-643.
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    David Chai (2012). Alan K. L. Chan and Yuet-Keung Lo, Eds., Philosophy and Religion in Early Medieval China; Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval China. [REVIEW] Journal of Chinese Philosophy 39 (2):314-316.
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    David Chai (2015). Liu, Xiaogan, Ed., Dao Companion to Daoist Philosophy. [REVIEW] Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14 (2):303-306.
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    David Chai (2014). Daoism and Wu. Philosophy Compass 9 (10):663-671.
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    David Chai (2014). Zhang, Ji. One and Many: A Comparative Study of Plato's Philosophy and Daoism Represented by Ge Hong. [REVIEW] Journal of Chinese Philosophy 41 (1-2):221-224.
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