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  1. Is There Such a Thing as Chinese Philosophy? Arguments of an Implicit Debate.Carine Defoort - 2001 - Philosophy East and West 51 (3):393-413.
    The question of whether or not there is such a thing as "Chinese philosophy" is seldom explicitly raised, but the implicit answers to this question--although different in China and the West--dominate institutional and academic decisions. This article not only constructs a typology to recognize, differentiate, and evaluate various answers to this question, but it also takes the sensitivity of this matter seriously by comparing it with one's attachment to something as sensitive, arbitrary, and meaningless as a family name.
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  2. Is "Chinese Philosophy" a Proper Name? A Response to Rein Raud.Carine Defoort - 2006 - Philosophy East and West 56 (4):625-660.
  3. A Homeless Dog: Li Ling's Understanding of Confucius: Editor's Introduction.Carine Defoort - 2010 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 41 (2):3-11.
    This issue features translations of the preface, introduction, and six selected chapters from Li Ling's The Real Confucius Is Only Revealed by Stripping Away His Sagehood: Cross-Reading the Analects, a follow-up to his controversial 2007 book A Homeless Dog: My Reading of the Analects.
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    The Mozi as an Evolving Text: Different Voices in Early Chinese Thought.Carine Defoort & Nicolas Standaert (eds.) - 2013 - Brill.
    The book Mozi , named after master Mo, was compiled in the course of the fifth-third centuries BCE. The seven studies included in the The Mozi as an Evolving Text analyse the Core Chapters, Dialogues, and Opening Chapters of the Mozi as an evolving text.
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    How Yang Zhu Became a Philosopher: A Selection of Yang Zhu Scholarship in the PRC.Xiaowei Wang & Carine Defoort - 2019 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 50 (3-4):69-74.
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    "Chinese Philosophy" at European Universities: A Threefold Utopia.Carine Defoort - 2017 - Philosophy East and West 67 (4):1049-1080.
    The problem of whether "Chinese philosophy" exists and deserves a place in Philosophy departments has not only remained unsolved but has even hardly led to any meaningful debate. The fact that repeated appeals to universality and fairness have largely remained unanswered indicates the limits of rationality in this matter. I have argued in the past that the futility of rational arguments is related to our emotional attachment to entities that fall beyond our control, such as the institutions where we are (...)
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    Roger Ames: Confucian Philosopher and Teacher: Editors' Introduction.Henry Rosemont & Carine Defoort - 2010 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 41 (3):3-13.
    This issue of Contemporary Chinese Thought presents selected addresses and papers from the first symposium hosted by the newly established Discussion Forum of Confucianism at the Sage's Birthplace, at Nishan, in Sishui county of Shandong province, which took place June 22-26, 2009. The "Symposium Celebrating Roger T. Ames's Scholarship on Confucianism" honored the University of Hawai'i professor of Chinese philosophy as a distinguished scholar and an extraordinary teacher and mentor.
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    Pang Pu: Chinese Philosophy Between Joy and Anxiety: Editors' Introduction.Yu Jin & Carine Defoort - 2008 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 40 (4):3-9.
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    Instruction Dialogues in the Zhuangzi: An “Anthropological” Reading.Carine Defoort - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (4):459-478.
    There is a tendency in academia to read early Chinese masters as consistent philosophers. This is to some extent caused by the specific form in which these masters have been studied and taught for more than a century. Convinced of the influence that the form of transmission has on the content, this article studies the more fragmented parts of the book Zhuangzi—instruction scenes or dialogues—and more specifically their formal traits rather than the philosophical content conveyed in them. The focus is (...)
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    Ren Jiyu: The Marxist View of Chinese Philosophy and Religion: Editors' Introduction.Yvonne Schulz Zinda & Carine Defoort - 2010 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 41 (4):3-17.
    The world of Chinese philosophy witnessed an ideological storm that raged for almost four decades in the second half of the twentieth century, and Ren Jiyu was a leading figure in it. The Marxist interpretation of traditional Chinese thought in terms of five scientifically determined historical stages, an economic substructure with its ideological superstructure, and a continuous struggle between materialism and idealism, was like a whirlwind that came and went in Chinese academia. This interpretive framework for the study of Chinese (...)
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    The Exclusion of Chinese Philosophy: "Ten Don'ts," "Three Represents," and "Eight Musts".Carine Defoort - 2020 - Philosophy East and West 70 (1):214-225.
    The legitimacy of Chinese philosophy is a thorny topic that has returned in waves during the last decades. The high tides were 2003 and 2016.1 While the topic can and has been discussed from a wide variety of points of view, most debates focus on the Chinese side: either on the nature and quality of early Chinese master texts or on current research at Chinese philosophy departments. Such reflections are important and deserve to be continued. However, one side of the (...)
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    Li Ling: At Home in Homelessness: Editors' Introduction.Bruce Doar & Carine Defoort - 2010 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 42 (1-2):3-11.
    The last winter issue of Contemporary Chinese Thought about Li Ling's controversial understanding of Confucius as a "homeless dog" ended with a remark that he himself is in many ways homeless in the academic world. Not only does his own love for Chinese culture clash with the pious proponents of the traditional cultural heritage, but in many other ways, he also lingers in the unhomely gray zones of academia. Simultaneously very much at home—but always on the frontier—in a variety of (...)
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    Editors' Introduction.Carine Defoort & Ge Zhaoguang - 2005 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 37 (1):3-10.
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    A Way Not to Follow; the Art Not to Know. Inspired by Patricia De Martelaere’s Work on Taoism.Carine Defoort - 2015 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 77 (3):515-531.
    Patricia De Martelaere was a Belgian author, philosopher, and practitioner of shadowboxing. She wrote an inspiring little book on Taoism that stresses the physical, energetic, and martial aspects of its practice. This paper elaborates upon three central ideas from her work, turns them into a direction that she did not envision, and applies them to a critical-historical interpretation of the Taoist texts that she elaborates upon: an active way of non-knowing, the awareness of a shared ground, and the intellectual fertility (...)
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  15. The Pheasant Cap Master . A Rhetorical Reading.Carine Defoort - 1998 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 60 (1):190-193.
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    Comment and Discussion.Carine Defoort - 2001 - Philosophy East and West 51 (3):393-413.
  17. Orientational Issues in Textual Interpretation: Editor's Introduction to Essays by Liu Xiaogan.Carine Defoort - 2008 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 40 (2):3-6.
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    Mo Zi Research in the People's Republic of China: Editors' Introduction.Lee Ting-Mien, Annick Gijsbers & Carine Defoort - 2011 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 42 (4):3-11.
    One of the Mozi research centers outside of China is at the K.U. Leuven in Belgium. The two papers translated and published in this issue were first presented at a workshop that was held there in June 2009: "The Many Faces of Mozi: A Synchronic and Diachronic Study of Mohist Thought.".
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    Chen Shaoming on the Methodology of Chinese Philosophy: Experience, Imagination, Reflection.Carine Defoort - 2017 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 48 (2):51-54.
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    Excavated Manuscripts and Political Thought: Cao Feng on Early Chinese Texts: Editor's Introduction.Carine Defoort - 2013 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 44 (4):3-9.
    This issue presents the research on early Chinese texts by Cao Feng, a philosophy professor at Tsinghua University. He is an expert in early Chinese political philosophy and philosophy of language found in transmitted and excavated texts. His extensive education in Japan has left him well versed in Japanese sinology. Although a critical researcher in the field of early Chinese thought and a very prolific writer in both Chinese and Japanese, Cao Feng is little known in the West. This issue (...)
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  21. Volume 41 (Fall 2009–Summer 2010).Carine Defoort, Henry Rosemont Jr, Roger Ames & Confucian Philosopher - 2010 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 41 (4):89-90.
     
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    Chinese Academic Views on Shang Yang Since the Open-Up-and-Reform Era.Yuri Pines & Carine Defoort - 2016 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 47 (2):59-68.
    ABSTRACTThe Book of Lord Shang attributed to Shang Yang is one of the most controversial products of ideological debates in pre-imperial China. Forty years ago, Li Yu-ning summarized previous rounds of debates that peaked with the Shang Yang fervor of the early 1970s. The present article takes over where she ended, further exploring trends in studies of the Book of Lord Shang since the Open-up-and-Reform Era. The paper shows that despite a clear tendency of depoliticization of these studies, scholars are (...)
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    Chinese Scholars on Chinese Philosophy.Carine Defoort - 1999 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 30 (4):4-8.
    Today is probably the first time that so many people with such a wide variety of backgrounds are together at the Higher Institute of Philosphy of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven to hear Chinese scholars talk about their own intellectual tradition. And for the Chinese scholars from Beijing University, it is probably the first time that they speak before such a large audience of non-Chinese people and even non-China scholars. This is a challenge for both sides, but we do not come (...)
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    Confucian Filial Piety: Root of Morality or Source of Corruption?Carine Defoort - 2007 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 39.
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    Response to Wang Bo's Paper.Carine Defoort - 1999 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 30 (4):41-43.
    Allow me first to congratulate the speaker for his most interesting talk. His strategy is well taken and convincing: Look at a Zhuangzi chapter that has been largely neglected by philosophers, identify its concerns, and read other Zhuangzi chapters through these concerns, rather than as mere variants of Western "philosophy." The concerns of the chapter "The Human World" lie, first of all, with staying alive when giving political advice or being sent on a diplomatic mission. The art of staying alive (...)
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    Wunengzi (of Nietskunner), Het taoïsme en de bevrijding van de geest/Vertaald en toegelicht door Jan De Meyer (Amsterdam, 2011).Carine Defoort - 2012 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 74 (1):160.
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    Laozi Studies in the Twenty-First Century.Wu Xiaoxin & Carine Defoort - 2017 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 48 (3):111-114.
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    Editors' Introduction.Carine Defoort & Ge Zhaoguang - 2006 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 37 (3):3-3.
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    Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive Confucianism/Angle, Steven C.(Cambridge, 2012).Carine Defoort - 2013 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 75 (2):394-395.
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    Rediscovering Republicanism in China.Liu Xun, He Gaochao, Carine Defoort, Kimberly Hutchings, Liu Xin & Nick Rengger - 2003 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 34 (3):18-34.
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    Editors' Introduction.Edmund Ryden & Carine Defoort - 1998 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 30 (1):3-6.
    During recent decades China has been visited by various "heats": the "Culture Heat" in the mid-1980s, the "Cultural Criticism Heat" in the late 1980s, the "Mao Zedong Heat" in the early 1990s, the "Chinese Traditional Studies Heat" in the late 1990s, and the "Old Three Classes Culture Heat" also in this decade, to name only the most prevalent. It is not always clear when and how a hot topic turns into a "heat," precisely what is burning, and how to handle (...)
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    Volume 44 (Fall 2012–Summer 2013).Carine Defoort & Excavated Manuscripts - 2013 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 44 (4):93-94.
    This issue presents the research on early Chinese texts by Cao Feng, a philosophy professor at Tsinghua University. He is an expert in early Chinese political philosophy and philosophy of language found in transmitted and excavated texts. His extensive education in Japan has left him well versed in Japanese sinology. Although a critical researcher in the field of early Chinese thought and a very prolific writer in both Chinese and Japanese, Cao Feng is little known in the West. This issue (...)
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    Preface.Carine Defoort - 1999 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 30 (4):3-3.
    In October of last year, the Sinology Department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven organized a one-week seminar on the topic "Contemporary Chinese Scholars on Chinese Philosophy" , together with the philosophy departments of Beijing University and the K.U. Leuven. Each of the five morning sessions consisted of a lecture by a Beijing University scholar, followed by the response of a K.U. Leuven scholar and discussion with the audience. The lectures covered the fields of Song-Ming thought , pre-Qin daoism , comparative (...)
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    The Discovery of Chinese Logic/Kurtz, Joachim (Leiden, 2011).Carine Defoort - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (3).
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    The Religious Nature of Confucianism in Contemporary China's “Cultural Renaissance Movement: Editor's Introduction”.Carine Defoort - 2012 - Contemporary Chinese Thought: Translations and Studies 44.
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    Christianity in China: The Work of Yang Huilin: Editor's Introduction.Carine Defoort - 2004 - Contemporary Chinese Thought: Translations and Studies 36 (1):3-6.
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    Editor's Introduction.Carine Defoort - 2001 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 33 (2):3-4.
    This issue of Contemporary Chinese Thought, "In Defense of Liberalism," presents a page of China's intellectual history in the second half of the twentieth century, both in its historical continuity and discontinuity. In the classic Chinese intellectual tradition, the man and his ideas form an integral whole in which the man is the key to understanding his ideas in his times. Li Shenzhi, a vice-president of the Academy of Social Sciences until June 1989, is one of the few intellectuals who (...)
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    Editor's Introduction.Carine Defoort - 1998 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 29 (4):3-4.
    During recent decades China has been visited by various "heats": the "Culture Heat" in the mid-1980s, the "Cultural Criticism Heat" in the late 1980s, the "Mao Zedong Heat" in the early 1990s, the "Chinese Traditional Studies Heat" in the late 1990s, and the "Old Three Classes Culture Heat" also in this decade, to name only the most prevalent. It is not always clear when and how a hot topic turns into a "heat," precisely what is burning, and how to handle (...)
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    Kurtz, Joachim, The Discovery of Chinese Logic: Leiden: Brill, 2011, Xiv + 474 Pages.Carine Defoort - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (4):527-532.
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    Excavated Manuscripts and Political Thought: Cao Feng on Early Chinese Texts: Editor's Introduction.Carine Defoort - 2013 - Contemporary Chinese Thought: Translations and Studies 44 (4):3-9.
    This issue presents the research on early Chinese texts by Cao Feng, a philosophy professor at Tsinghua University. He is an expert in early Chinese political philosophy and philosophy of language found in transmitted and excavated texts. His extensive education in Japan has left him well versed in Japanese sinology. Although a critical researcher in the field of early Chinese thought and a very prolific writer in both Chinese and Japanese, Cao Feng is little known in the West. This issue (...)
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    Voor wie moet je zorg dragen ? Morele discusses tussen vroege confucianisten en mohisten.Carine Defoort - 1995 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 57 (1):36 - 50.
    Beginning with a dialogue written in the Mencius (late 4th c. B.C.), this article traces an old discussion in Chinese philosophy concerning the question of whom one shouldtake care of. Confucius (551-479 B.C.) values the capacity for empathy or 'likening to oneself'. He thereby promotes, without explicitly arguing for it, a revaluation and extension of the traditional attitude of gradual concern, starting from close relatives and radiating outward. The first opposition to this attitude comes from the Mohists (5-4th c. B.C.), (...)
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    Editor's Introduction.Carine Defoort - 1998 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 30 (2):3-5.
    Behind the Scenes of Demonizing China belongs to a new trend of Chinese publications evaluating and criticizing the United States. It is one of the better books among China Can Say No, China Can Still Say No, Why China Can Say No, Chronicles of Sino—U.S. Contest, and Studying in the United States.
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    Introduction: Comparative Philosophy in the Low Countries.Carine Defoort - 1995 - Philosophy East and West 45 (4):473.
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    The Rhetorical Power of Naming: The Case of Regicide.Carine Defoort - 1998 - Asian Philosophy 8 (2):111 – 118.
    The traditional reading of ancient Chinese texts focuses on their content rather than their modes of expression: truth is considered a given, of which language is merely the expression. This approach misses out on a predominant way of arguing in Chinese texts, namely to evaluate the situation by (re) naming it. A discussion of four textual fragments (up to the 2nd century BC) concerning the topic of regicide illustrates different degrees of this type of argumentation. Among philosophers discussion occurs in (...)
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    Editors' Introduction.Carine Defoort & Xing Wen - 2000 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 32 (2):3-5.
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    Editors' Introduction.Carine Defoort - 2000 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 32 (1):3-6.
    For the past several decades, China has been overwhelmed by archeo-logical finds. Some of them contain ancient texts. As these texts are being reconstructed, studied and translated, they begin to modify seriously the dominant view of ancient Chinese intellectual history and philosophy. They suggest that perhaps there was no strong tension between Confucianism and Daoism in pre-Han China; that the nature of Confucianism was probably more complex than hitherto thought; and that the pre-Han speculations may have been much more philosophical (...)
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    The Rise of Social Justice.Carine Defoort & David Kelly - 2006 - Contemporary Chinese Thought: Translations and Studies 38.
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    Review: The 'Transcendence' of Tian. [REVIEW]Carine Defoort - 1994 - Philosophy East and West 44 (2):347 - 368.
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    Guodian. Part I: Editor's Introduction.Carine Defoort - 2000 - Contemporary Chinese Thought: Translations and Studies 32.
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    Review: Recent French Publications in Comparative Philosophy: A Review Essay. [REVIEW]Carine Defoort & Cheryl Wicker-Siegel - 1991 - Philosophy East and West 41 (3):395 - 412.
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