Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding: Toward a New Cultural Flesh, written by Lau, Kwok-Ying

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Lau, Kwok-Ying, Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding: Toward a New Cultural Flesh. Springer International, 2016.

There is today unparalleled curiosity and interaction between China and the Western world. Ever more, this has brought opportunities for both “sides” to explore and learn from each other’s intellectual traditions in order to forge positive relations for a shared future. Lau’s ambitious book is a useful contribution to the East/West dialogue encouraging mutuality and reciprocity.

His comparative study offers a scholarly perspective on the philosophy of intercultural understanding, refracted chiefly through the lenses of Chinese thought and Western phenomenology, in order to bring

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