Lao_zi or Confucious? Hu Shih's position in the discussion about the first chinese philosopher

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The article is devoted to the analysis of the position of Chinese philosopher Hu Shih in the philosophical discussion in China about the historical priority of Lao-zi or Confucious. Hu Shih's argumentation of historicity of Lao-zi and of his priority is reproduced. Analyzing Hu Shih's polemics with Ling Qichao and Feng Youlan reveals the ideological background of this scientific debate.

V A Kiselev

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

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Кафедра истории философииФакультет гуманитарных и социальных наук; Российский университет дружбы народов; Peoples' Friendship University of Russia


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