Aim and Scope
To provide (in English) a systematic overview and summary of research results concerning the history of logical thoughts in China, in order to
- build a bridge between researchers working primarily in Chinese and those working primarily in English, and
- offer new research directions.
The book will be organized both by historical period and by topics. Authors will be drawn from researchers in the mainland of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other countries worldwide.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
- Liu Fenrong Tsinghua University,Beijing
- Jeremy Seligman The University of Auckland
- Zhai Jincheng Nankai University,Tianjin
- Cheng Chung-Ying The University of Hawaii
- Cui Qingtian Nankai University, Tianjin
- Dong Zhitie Beijing Normal University, Beijing
- Chad Hansen The University of Hong Kong
- Christoph Harbsmeier The University of Oslo
- Li Xiankun Hubei University,Wuhan
- Lin Zhenghong National Taiwan University
- Liu Peiyu Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
- Qi Shunlai Qinghai Minzu University
- Shen Jianying East China Normal University, Shanghai
- Sun Zhongyuan Chinese Renmin University, Beijing
- Johan van Benthem The University of Amsterdam / Stanford University
- Zhang Jialong Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
- Zhou Yunzhi Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
General Introduction: An overview of the Handbook stating the aims of the project, the extent to which they were realised, any shortcomings, and a brief introduction to each part of the book.
Part One: The history of logical thought in China. The uneven distribution of interest in logical thought in China makes a strictly chronological treatment difficult. We currently plan to have four sections:
- Logical thought in China in the pre-Qin period. (9-14 chapters)
- Logical thought in the Chinese tradition from Qin to Qing. (2-4 chapters)
- Introduction and influence of Buddhist logic in China. (3-4 chapters)
- Introduction and influence of Western logic in China. (3-4 chapters)
Part Two: Topics in the study of the history of logical thought in China.
Within this part, the Handbook will cover topics that are not easily addressed within a particular historical period. There will be two divisions:
- General topics regarding logical thought in China. (5-10 chapters)
- Contact with other areas of thought in China. (2-6 chapters)
Part Three: General comparisons between logical thought in China and elsewhere.
The final part of the Handbook will consist of chapters giving a general overview or reflection on logical thought in China, of a comparative nature. Topics to be addressed will depend to a large extent on the available authors but we would like some to address general considerations of methodology, the cohesiveness of the field, and potential future directions. This part will consist of a single division, and shorter chapters.