Zhuyi: From Absence to Bustle? Some Comments on Wang Jianjiang’s Article “The Bustle and the Absence of Zhuyi”

Aleš Erjavec


The article is a response to the article published in Filozofski vestnik in 2016 and written by Prof. Wanf Jianjiang who in recent years devoted much of his efforts to the influence of of Western aesthetics and philosophy on Chinese humanities. Thus a notion introduced by Prof. Wang Jianjiang – Zhuyi – became the center of discussion in the papers that are to be found in this volume of AM Journal. Prof. Jianjiang claims that Zhuyi has a similar meaning as Western -ism and argues that Chinese aestheticians and intellectuals in general must develop their own theories (-isms) if they want to gain speech and not remain stuck with voice (cf. Jacques Rancière).


Article received: May 3, 2017; Article accepted: May 8, 2017; Published online: September 15, 2017

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How to cite this article: Erjavec, Aleš. "Zhuyi: From Absence to Bustle? Some Comments on Wang Jianjiang’s Article 'The Bustle and the Absence of Zhuyi'." AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 13 (2017): 111-121. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i13.189


China, aesthetics, Zhuyi, republic of letters, voice and speech, national and international humanities

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25038/am.v0i13.189


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