Who are the Chinese?

Thoughts and words from China

Elizabeth Martens

19,90 €
How do certain features of the Chinese language influence the way Chinese people think and behave? Concealing an incredible quantity of philosophical treasures, Chinese invites us to think differently. Without the verb "to be", without "yes" or "no", without fixed grammar rules, without conjugation, Chinese opens up to interpretation, relativization, and contingency. Through linguistics, a different way of looking at the world, of thinking and of building society appears. By helping us to better understand who the Chinese are, it also questions us about our own language and functioning.
The author

Elisabeth Martens spent several years in China. Lecturer and lecturer on Chinese culture, thought and language, she is also a specialist in traditional Chinese medicine and holds a degree in biological sciences. She now lives in Belgium.

320 pages | ISBN: 9782315003853