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Philosophical Reflections from a Chinese Mirror


Henry Rosemont Jr.

Brown University
About Henry
Henry Rosemont, Jr., is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Brown University. His areas of research and writing are Chinese philosophy and religion–especially early Confucianism–moral and political theory, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of language. His publications include A Chinese Mirror (1991), Rationality & Religious Experience (2001), and with Huston Smith, the Is There a Universal ‘Grammar’ of Religion? (2007).
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George Orwell may have had the date wrong, but the frightening world he described in 1984 could yet become a reality if current geopolitical trends at home and abroad continue unchecked. Here in the U.S. the misnamed Patriot Act, tortured legal arguments for torture, warrantless surveillance, military adventurism fueled by a defense budget that is out of control, being labeled a terrorist sympathasizer if you challenge the government—all of this and more can only make Big Brother smile.
How to Cite: Rosemont Jr., H., 2008. Philosophical Reflections from a Chinese Mirror. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 16(1), pp.7–25. DOI:
Published on 01 Oct 2008.
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