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Dr. Thorsten Pattberg, East-West, is a linguist (PhD, Peking University) and the author of 'The East-West dichotomy', 'Shengren', and 'Inside Peking University'. He is also an alumnus of Harvard University, The University of Edinburgh, and The University of Tokyo.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
World Community Agog Over China Resurrecting Confucianism China's president Xi Jinping aims at resurrecting Confucianism.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The East Is A Promotion Since Deng Xiaoping's opening-up policy, millions of Western entrepreneurs, scholars and adventurers have swarmed eastward and flocked into China. We got our careers, now we want a promotion. Here's how.

Thursday, January 10, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rethinking the East-West Dichotomy The East-West Dichotomy is one of the most widely read text in Asian Studies on the internet. As the Beijing Foreign Language Press is going to publish a new edition in China, it is maybe time to reflect on the East and the West; why are they so different; how do they harmonize; and when do they inevitably clash.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Chinese Statecraft, Confucian Humanism, and the Ethic of Responsibility On Chinese statecraft, intellectuals, elite class, election, meritocracy, governance, ruler, responsibility, privacy, legitimacy, human rights, and the public intellectual.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The End of Translation and the Rise of Chinese Terminology Dr. Pattberg, German linguist and cultural critic, talks about the problems of translation, the future of global language and the rise of Chinese vocabularies.

Friday, August 17, 2012 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Confucian Are We? The Rise of Confucianism in Europe Europe and Germany in particular are experiencing paradigm shifts in their value systems that resemble those of Confucianism but by other names.

Saturday, July 28, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Academic Imperialism -- China lost in translation Dr. Thorsten Pattberg from Peking University argues that European (Hegelian) ownership of history is a language trick. Chinese concepts for example are either completely left out of history or they're being translated into biblical or philosophical Western terminologies.

Monday, June 18, 2012 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Good Imperialism An artwork shows all US military operations in recent history.

Sunday, June 17, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Only The Chinese Have Two Eyes The cyclops Polyphemus as a metaphor for Western civilization and its linear way of reasoning.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
VOCAB WARS -- Should Civilizations Compete for Terminologies? This article argues that nations should compete for terminologies, just like they do for everything else.

Monday, June 11, 2012 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
China's Culture Distorted by Western Translations China's socio-cultural originality is largely repressed by Western biblical and philosophical translations of Chinese key terminologies.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Language Imperialism -- "democracy" in China? How Western translations of Chinese key concepts misrepresent history and culture.