Issues in Contemporary Chinese Thought and Culture is intended to acquaint readers outside of the People’s Republic of China with Chinese thinkers’ and scholars’ writings on contemporary problems of China and the world.
Except among specialists, little is known outside of China of the ways in which Chinese intellectuals view similar issues. This series is intended to overcome at least some of the gap that separates the world outside from the world of thought in China.
The series will include edited volumes, organized around issues of debate among Chinese intellectuals and scholars.
At times the series will also feature works of theoretical importance by Chinese intellectuals and scholars, as well as edited volumes that
bring together Chinese and non-Chinese scholars and intellectuals in the discussion of issues of concern, mostly around the themes outlined above.
The series will be a joint effort of two publishing houses, Brill in the Netherlands, and Chongqing Publishing Group from the PRC. It is supported institutionally by the Center for Comparative Politics and Economics in Beijing.
Arif Dirlik† lived in Eugene, Oregon, USA in semi-retirement. He most recently had been honored with the Liang Qichao Memorial Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, Beijing (1910) and the Rajni Kothari Chair in Democracy with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi (1911).
Yu Keping, Ph.D. (1988) in Political Science, Peking University, is Professor & Director of the China Center for Comparative Politics and Economics. He has published extensively on political philosophy and China's political reform. His major works includes
The Institutional Environment of Civil Society in China (2006).
University of Chicago Arif DIRLIK,
Retired Scholar/Eugene, OR, USA HUANG Ping,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Richard KRAUS,
University of Oregon WANG Fengzhen,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences YE Wenhu,
Peking University YU Keping,
Readers who are seeking English language sources of what public intellectuals and top scholars in China are saying about major issues facing China in the contemporary context.