The spiritual and ethical predicaments in contemporary China: an investigation of thought
HE Zhaotian (Translated by Chih-ming WANG)
ABSTRACT Accompanying the fast development of China’s economy in the last three decades is the worsening of its spiritual and ethical conditions. This article aims to analyze and discuss the contexts in which such spiritual and ethical predicaments emerged so as to offer historical and conceptual backgrounds that are necessary for understanding this contemporary reality in China.
Keywords: Contemporary China, spirit, ethics, nation, intellectuals
He Zhaotian 賀照田 is Research Fellow in the China Institute for Visual Studies, China Academy of Art; Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; and Chief Editor of Renjian Thoughts (Mainland Version).
Chih-ming Wang 王智明 is Associate Research Fellow in the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.