What Does Comparative Philosophy Mean to the Social Existence of a Female Chinese Scholar?

Eva Kit Wah Man

Abstract


In this short autobiographical essay, I reflect upon what comparative philosophy could mean to the social existence of a female Chinese scholar like me. I argue that comparative studies have been beneficial to people like me who live in hybrid, ex-colonial spaces. Comparative philosophy has allowed me to develop, and hone, my own understanding of issues pertaining to feminist theory and aesthetics. It has also aided me in recontextualizing and reappropriating some elements of my Confucian background.


Keywords


comparative aesthetics; comparative philosophy; Confucianism; cross-cultural studies; feminist theory; social existence

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