Full-Text Search:
Home|Journal Papers|About CNKI|User Service|FAQ|Contact Us|中文
《Journal of Tongji University(Social Science Section)》 2012-01
Add to Favorite Get Latest Update

Leibniz and Mentzel's Study of Chinese Characters

FENG Xiao-hu (School of Foreign Studies,University of International Business and Economics, Beijing 100029,China)  
Leibniz deemed that languages are the reflections and original records of human civilizations,and the history of human languages are far longer than their records,therefore,by studying languages we could apprehend national roots and connections.Actually,Leibniz wanted to deal with the problems of human and philosophy by studying Chinese characters.The reason Leibniz was so obsessed with the communication between the east and west,is that he could stand in the position of the others' thoughts and understand the differences of their modes of thinking.He said that the east was far ahead of the west in terms of imaginal thinking(he even thought the traditional Chinese medicine was better than western medicine),while the west was superior to the east in abstract thinking.In the mind of Leibniz,the communication between Chinese and European cultures are always bilateral,and his study of Chinese characters is no exception.The communication with Mentzel is one of the indispensable chains in his research of the Chinese characters.
【Fund】: 教育部人文社科一般规划项目(项目编号:05JA740007)
【CateGory Index】: H12
Download(CAJ format) Download(PDF format)
CAJViewer7.0 supports all the CNKI file formats; AdobeReader only supports the PDF format.
©2006 Tsinghua Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology Co., Ltd.(Beijing)(TTKN) All rights reserved