The ‘Chinese Century’ and dynamics of knowledge in a longue durée

Liang, H. (2015) The ‘Chinese Century’ and dynamics of knowledge in a longue durée. Cultural Dynamics, 27(2), pp. 227-239. (doi: 10.1177/0921374015585229)

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Abstract

Contemporary discourses of “Asian Century” or “Chinese Century” lead to the belief that economic growth and participation of world politics of Asian nations are changing today’s world. However, we also wonder to what extent it will restructure our world, if today’s world and our common future are still conceptualized and imagined according to the foundation of knowledge that was and is still offered by the history of Western civilization and if we still remain as consumers of universal modernity within the language frame of development and modernization. This article offers some reflections on the decoloniality of knowledge in the Chinese context. To better understand the historic process as well as to open discussions to make possible changes from a broader perspective, we will look at two moments in Chinese academia: one is related to educational movements in the beginning of the last century and the second is in regard to some new trends in the current Chinese anthropological scene.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Liang, Dr Hongling
Authors: Liang, H.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Journal Name:Cultural Dynamics
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0921-3740
ISSN (Online):1461-7048

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