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Transforming Consciousness

Yogacara Thought in Modern China

Edited by John Makeham

  • Forces readers to rethink the entire project in modern China of the "translation of the West."
  • Provides a crucial intervention into contemporary scholarly understandings of China's twentieth century
  • Explains why this Indian philosophical system proved to be so attractive to influential Chinese intellectuals
  • Demonstrates how the revival of Yogacara thought informed Chinese responses to the challenges of modernity, in particular modern science and logic.
  • Highlights how Yogacara thought shaped a major current in modern Chinese philosophy: New Confucianism.

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