The American sinologist, Edward Slingerland, is a pioneer who introduces the methods of Conceptual Metaphor Theory to the discipline of Chinese philosophy. His first book, Effortless Action, which centers on the idea of Wu-wei, has incited extensive attention and discussion among Western Sinologists over the past two decades. This project translates and discusses Slingerland's research of metaphors in pre-Qin philosophical texts, including the Analects, the Laozi, the Mencius, the Zhuangzi, and the Xunzi. Through a close examination of Western sinologists' analysis and discussion of metaphor and thought, the project discloses major topics in contemporary studies of Chinese philosophy, and to explore issues of translation and interpretation in cross-cultural comparative research.
|Effective start/end date||2018/08/01 → 2020/07/31|
- Edward Slingerland
- conceptual metaphor analysis
- translation and interpretation
- cross-cultural studies
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