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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Latest issue of Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident: Political Rhetoric in Early China


Some of you probably know the French journal Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident. Its focus is broader than just philosophy but lots of issues might be of interest for readers of this blog. Many articles are in English.



The latest issue is about political rhetoric in early China:


Table of contents

Introduction: Political Rhetoric in Early China

Paul van Els & Elisa Sabattini


I. Difficulties and Dangers of Political Persuasion

Sly Mouths and Silver Tongues: the Dynamics of Psychological Persuasion in Ancient China

Albert Galvany


Rhetoric that Kills, Rhetoric that Heals

Romain Graziani


II. Overt and Covert Rhetoric against Ruling Elites

Alienating Rhetoric in the Book of Lord Shang and its moderation

Yuri Pines

“Waiting for the Sages of Later Generations”: Is there a Rhetoric of Treason in the Shiji?

Dorothee Schaab-Hanke


III. Stories and Slogans as Rhetorical Tool

Tilting Vessels and Collapsing Walls—On the Rhetorical : Function of Anecdotes in Early Chinese Texts

Paul van Els

“People as Root” (min ben) Rhetoric in the New Writings by Jia Yi (200-168)

Elisa Sabattini


IV. “Regards extérieurs”


Political Rhetoric in China and in Imperial Rome: the Persuader, the Ruler, the Audience

Alexander Yakobson


Just Words, Right Words

Gabrielle Radica


Bio-bibliographical notes



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