‘Quadrilateral’ in Philosophy and Bie-modernism (Comments on Aleš Erjavec’s “Zhuyi: From Absence to Bustle? Some Comments on Wang Jianjiang's Article ‘The Bustle and the Absence of Zhuyi’”)

Wang Jianjiang


Aleš Erjavec proposed the global philosophical quadrilateral, giving Chinese philosophy, aesthetics, and humanities an expectation. However, the realization of this expectation hinges on the question whether Chinese philosophy as well as aesthetics and the humanities can rid themselves of the staggering level of ‘voice’ and develop their ‘speech’. To make ‘speech’, any nation should have its own idea, theory and Zhuyi. How to overcome the embarrassment that ‘quadrilateral’ expectation implies? Time spatialization and four-phase development theories of the Bie-modern, and great leap forward pause theory have provided an answer. The quadrilateral expectation as shown by Aleš Erjavec, is encountering the antagonism between ‘cosmopolitanism’ and ‘nationalism’. The key to resolving this antagonism is ‘my’ original achievement consisting of ‘Chinese traditional philosophy, Western philosophy, Marxism and I (myself)’. Bie-modernism is a Zhuyi of self-regulation, self-renewal and self-transcendence and of their practical implementation.


Article received: May 21, 2017; Article accepted: May 24, 2017; Original scholarly paper

How to cite this article: Jianjiang, Wang. "‘Quadrilateral’ in Philosophy and Bie-modernism (Comments on Aleš Erjavec’s “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): 123-142. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i13.190


philosophical quadrilateral, Bie-modern, time-spatialization, four-phase development theory, great leap forward pause theory, ‘Sino-West-Marxism- I’, Bie-modernism

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