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Dr. Thorsten J. Pattberg (裴德思 Pei Desi) is a German philosopher and cultural critic.

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Thor Tukoll on Taking Bribes in China, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 19, 2015
China: Incoming Bribe--What To Do? In China, if you don't take the bribe, nobody is going to trust you any more.
2013-06-04 Victoria Park Joshua Wong (8), From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 7, 2015
Western Propaganda Against China BUSTED Joshua has been hijacked and shamelessly exploited by a Western biblical narrative and sense of mission to civilize China. And if it doesn't comply, according to The Book of Exodus the land will be visited by "ten plagues." Good times for journalism.
Jesus Christ, Confucius, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 27, 2014
World Community Agog Over China Resurrecting Confucianism China's president Xi Jinping aims at resurrecting Confucianism.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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.
Rethinking the East-West Dichotomy, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 10, 2013
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.
Professor Tu Weiming, Director of the World Ethics Institute Beijing (WEIB) at Peking University, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 5, 2013
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.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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.
The Rise of Confucianism in Europe, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 17, 2012
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.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 28, 2012
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.
The Good Imperialism, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 18, 2012
The Good Imperialism An artwork shows all US military operations in recent history.
The cyclops Polyphemus as a metaphor for Western civilization and its linear way of reasoning., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 17, 2012
Only The Chinese Have Two Eyes The cyclops Polyphemus as a metaphor for Western civilization and its linear way of reasoning.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 13, 2012
VOCAB WARS -- Should Civilizations Compete for Terminologies? This article argues that nations should compete for terminologies, just like they do for everything else.
It's shengren, stupid!, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 11, 2012
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.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Language Imperialism -- "democracy" in China? How Western translations of Chinese key concepts misrepresent history and culture.