By Dr. Thorsten J. Pattberg, PhD
‘Inside Peking University’ is a collection of four critical and timeless essays by German cultural master and Confucian scholar Dr. Thorsten Pattberg of Peking University on the Chinese concepts of daxue, shengren, junzi, boshi,wenming, the Qingming Festival, and long (the Chinese dragon).
The cases presented in here are emblematic of the widespread abuses of translations in ‘Cultural Studies’ which, so argues Dr. Pattberg, have distorted the reality of cultural China and subsequently have helped the West to tilt ‘World History’ toward European sovereignty over definition and classification of thought
The first essay, Language Imperialism, is one of the most thought-provoking and widely read texts in East-Asia Studies today. It has been syndicated thus far throughout several media outlets such as China Daily, Global Times, Global Research, China Today, Xinhua, Asia Times, Japan Times, and Die Zeit (German Times), among others.
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: LoD Press, New York (April 20, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0984209166
- ISBN-13: 978-0984209163
Dr. Thorsten J. Pattberg (裴德思 Pei Desi) is a German philosopher and cultural critic.
He has written and published extensively about Global language, the Competition for terminologies, and the End of translation. He discovered the Shengren as a unique, untranslatable, non-European archetype of wisdom; is the founder of Language Imperialism; and is actively promoting Eastern thought, in particular Chinese terminologies, on a global scale.