GENERAL NOTION OF CHINESE TRADITIONAL CULTURE IN CHINESE SOCIAL AND HUMANITIES COGNITION
Far Eastern Federal University
Abstract. In the article the origin and transformation of the notion of culture in Chinese social and humanities cognition are analyzed. The analysis is conducted on the basis of Chinese literary sources. The author draws attention to differences in the origin of the term "culture" in western/Russian and Chinese cultures. The researcher believes that differences in the genesis of the notion "culture" in the end led to the emergence of cultural differences between China and Europe. Basing on the conducted analysis the author specifies the modern conceptions of Chinese traditional culture.
Key words and phrases: культура, цивилизация, традиция, традиционная культура, китайская традиционная культура, генезис китайской традиционной культуры, специфика китайской традиционной культуры, culture, civilization, tradition, traditional culture, Chinese traditional culture, genesis of Chinese traditional culture, specificity of Chinese traditional culture
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