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Chinese Philosophy and Contemporary Aesthetics

Unthought of Empty

Kejun Xia

The purpose of Chinese Philosophy and Contemporary Aesthetics is simple and straightforward: to discuss empty, nothing, opening, white, nature color, blankness, and different delicate senses, in ink-water painting and calligraphy, around discourses of poetics, philosophy ideas, and art critics.

Because xu has inner plasticity and re-generation, which are crucial for its aesthetic discourse, the relation between "nature" or "naturalness" and "emptiness" approaches a fundamental question of modernity—the relation between event revolution and "silent transformation."

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Xia, Kejun, author. Title: Chinese philosophy and contemporary aesthetics: unthought of empty / Kejun Xia. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2020. Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2018052220 | ISBN 978-1-4331-6451-4 (hardback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-6452-1 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6453-8 (epub) ISBN 978-1-4331-6454-5 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Art—Philosophy. | Philosophy, Chinese. | Emptiness (Philosophy) Classification: LCC N70 .X53 | DDC 700.1—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b15434 Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the “Deutsche Nationalbibliografie”; detailed bibliographic data are available on the Internet at The original Chinese title for this work is 平淡的哲学. This edition is an authorized translation from the Chinese language edition. Published by arrangement with China Renmin University Press. All rights reserved. This work is supported by fund for building world-class universities (disciplines) of Renmin University of China

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