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  1. Aesthetic Suggestiveness in Chinese Thought: A Symphony of Metaphysics and Aesthetics.Ming Dong Gu - 2003 - Philosophy East and West 53 (4):490-513.
    : Suggestiveness is a major theoretical category in Chinese aesthetic thought. Within the broader context of Chinese tradition, it is a product of the interpenetration of and exchanges between philosophical and artistic discourses. Despite its prevalence in Chinese aesthetic thought, suggestiveness has never been examined as an aesthetic category in its own right, nor have its implications been explored in relation to contemporary theories. This essay reexamines suggestiveness and its seminal ideas as an aesthetic category in Chinese tradition, exploring their (...)
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    Momentary Return of the Cosmic Unconscious: The Nature of Zen/Chan Enlightenment.Ming Dong Gu - 2015 - Asian Philosophy 25 (4):402-417.
    Zen/Chan, which used to be a Far Eastern philosophy-cum-religion, has evolved into a global cultural phenomenon. Despite the many views expressed by numerous thinkers in the world, the consensus on Chan and Chan enlightenment remains an agnostic Oriental mysticism. By exploring Chan and enlightenment from a combined perspective of history, philosophy, psychology, religion and linguistics, this article proposes a hitherto unexpressed view. Chan enlightenment is a prenatal physico-psychological existence, which grows out of a fetal subject’s perception of the womb. Although (...)
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    Liangjie Shu 《兩界書》 . By Shi Er.Ming Dong Gu - 2018 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 45 (1-2):125-130.
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    The Theoretical Debate on “Sinologism”: A Rejoinder to Mr. Zhang Xiping.Ming Dong Gu - 2018 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 49 (1):55-70.
    EDITORS’This article is a direct response to Zhang Xiping’s criticism of Sinologism in particular and to the overall critique of Sinologism in general. With a succinct account of what Sinologism is, it provides detailed answers to a series of questions brought up by the critics. In an effort to clarify the relationship between Sinologism on the one hand and Orientalism, postcolonialism, deconstruction, New Historicism, postmodernism, and ideological theory on the other, it attempts to rethink the issues of paradigms for Sinological (...)
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    From Yuanqi (Primal Energy) to Wenqi (Literary Pneuma): A Philosophical Study of a Chinese Aesthetic.Ming Dong Gu - 2009 - Philosophy East and West 59 (1):pp. 22-46.
    Wenqi 文氣 (literary pneuma) is a foundational idea in Chinese aesthetics. It has remained elusive since its initial formulation, however. This is so largely because previous scholars did not examine its ontological and epistemological conditions in analytic terms, still less explore its implications in a conceptual framework of artistic creation. Here, it is proposed to explore its general as well as specific implications against the larger background of Chinese intellectual thought and in relation to contemporary theories of literature and aesthetics. (...)
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  6. The "Zhouyi" (Book of Changes) as an Open Classic: A Semiotic Analysis of Its System of Representation.Ming Dong Gu - 2005 - Philosophy East and West 55 (2):257 - 282.
    The Zhouyi is the first of the Chinese classics and has, since medieval times, fascinated scholars from different parts of the world, who have produced numerous studies and expressed a dazzling array of views on its nature. It is argued that the Zhouyi has retained its exalted status and enduring appeal largely because it is an open book amenable to all kinds of appropriations and manipulations, and its openness comes from its being a semiotic system whose principle of composition warrants (...)
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    Sinology, Sinologism, and New Sinology.Xian Zhou & Ming Dong Gu - 2018 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 49 (1):1-6.
    Sinologism 汉学主义is a recent cultural theory that focuses on Sinology, China–West studies, and cross-cultural knowledge production. Since its proposition at the turn of the 21st century, it has aroused substantial interest and given rise to discussions and debates both in and outside China. The special issue has selected seven articles in full or excerpted form to offer an initial introduction to the topic.
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    Mysticism of Chan/Zen Enlightenment: A Rational Understanding Through Practices.Ming Dong Gu & Jianping Guo - 2017 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 16 (2):235-251.
    There exists a widely accepted opinion in Chan/Zen 禪 studies that Chan enlightenment is a mysterium ineffabile, impenetrable by human intellect. Reviewing the debate between Hu Shi 胡適 and D. T. Suzuki over Chan enlightenment and accounts of testimony by Chan masters and practitioners in history, this essay argues that Chan enlightenment can be understood rationally and intellectually. By analyzing the time-honored Chan practices that have led to enlightenment, it seeks to understand the mystery as an extraordinary mental condition in (...)
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    Elucidation of Images in the Book of Changes: Ancient Insights Into Modern Language Philosophy and Hermeneutics.Ming Dong Gu - 2004 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 31 (4):469-488.
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    The Universal "One": Toward a Common Conceptual Basis for Chinese and Western Studies.Ming Dong Gu - 2002 - Diacritics 32 (2):86-105.
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    Appendix: Reviews of Sinologism in International Journals.Ming Dong Gu & Xian Zhou - 2018 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 49 (1):81-81.
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    Sinologism in Language Philosophy: A Critique of the Controversy Over Chinese Language.Ming Dong Gu - 2014 - Philosophy East and West 64 (3):692-717.
    Sinologism is basically a cultural unconscious in China-West studies predicated on an inner logic that operates beyond our conscious awareness but controls the ways of observing China and producing China scholarship. Its logic has exerted a profound impact on studies of Chinese language and writing. Since medieval times the difference between Chinese and Western languages has been viewed as a conceptual divide that separates Chinese and Western traditions. It has motivated scholars to generate a considerable array of ideas, views, and (...)
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    The Theory of the Dao and Taiji: A Chinese Model of the Mind.Ming Dong Gu - 2009 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 36 (1):157-175.
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    Confucian Ethics and the Spirit of World Order: A Reconception of the Chinese Way of Tolerance.Ming Dong Gu - 2016 - Philosophy East and West 66 (3):787-804.
    No new global order without a new global ethic!Since the ending of the Cold War, the world has not gone in the direction of peace, harmony, stability, and cohesion. If during the Cold War period the world was divided into two large camps, it has today fragmented into many regions in strife, conflict, and war. Instead of a centripetal force that works toward a global unity accompanying the process of globalization, we are witnessing a centrifugal force that tears different countries (...)
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    The Divine and Artistic Ideal: Ideas and Insights for Cross-Cultural Aesthetic Education.Ming Dong Gu - 2008 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 42 (3):pp. 88-105.
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    The Taiji Diagram: A Meta-Sign in Chinese Thought.Ming Dong Gu - 2003 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 30 (2):195–218.
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    How Can We Cross the Intellectual Divide Between East and West?: Reflections on Reading “Toward a Complementary Consciousness and Mutual Flourishing of Chinese and Western Cultures: The Contributions of Process Philosophers”.Ming Dong Gu & Jianping Guo - 2015 - Philosophy East and West 65 (1):298-315.
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    The Zhouyi as an Open Classic: A Semiotic Analysis of Its System of Representation.Ming Dong Gu - 2005 - Philosophy East and West 55 (2):257-282.
    The Zhouyi is the first of the Chinese classics and has, since medieval times, fascinated scholars from different parts of the world, who have produced numerous studies and expressed a dazzling array of views on its nature. It is argued that the Zhouyi has retained its exalted status and enduring appeal largely because it is an open book amenable to all kinds of appropriations and manipulations, and its openness comes from its being a semiotic system whose principle of composition warrants (...)
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    The.Ming Dong Gu - 2005 - Philosophy East and West 55 (2).
    : The Zhouyi is the first of the Chinese classics and has, since medieval times, fascinated scholars from different parts of the world, who have produced numerous studies and expressed a dazzling array of views on its nature. It is argued that the Zhouyi has retained its exalted status and enduring appeal largely because it is an open book amenable to all kinds of appropriations and manipulations, and its openness comes from its being a semiotic system whose principle of composition (...)
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    Patterns of Tao : The Birth of Chinese Writing and Aesthetics.Ming Dong Gu - 2016 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 74 (2):151-163.
    In the Chinese tradition, the relationship between art and philosophy is conceptually explored in terms of the relationship between dao and wen, which may respectively be viewed as representing philosophy and art. Over history, discourses on dao 道 and wen 文 are central to studies of Chinese literature, art, culture, and civilization. But just as dao holds a range of ideas in Chinese philosophy, wen is also one of the most complex terms in Chinese tradition, whose denotations and connotations are (...)
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    The Taiji Diagram: A Meta‐Sign In Chinese Thought.Ming Dong Gu - 2003 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 30 (2):195-218.
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    Everyone's Confucius, All Readers' Analects.Ming Dong Gu - 2010 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37 (1):34-47.
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  23. Forum on the Yi Jing.Ming Dong Gu, Edward A. Hacker, Steve Moore, Tze-Ki Hon, Honglei Li & Jesse Fleming - 2003 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 30 (2):195-270.
     
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