Chapter 23 – The Author

The East-West Dichotomy was re-published in 2013 by China’s Foreign Language Press and available in bookshops, academic libraries, and from intl. online retailers, including Amazon.


THORSTEN PATTBERG was born in Germany and educated in Philosophy, History, Chinese, Sanskrit, Indian and Buddhism Studies at The University of Edinburgh, Fudan University, The University of Tokyo, Harvard University, and earned his doctorate degree from The Institute of World Literature of Peking University.

He is the author of The East-West dichotomy (2009), Holy Confucius! Some Observations in Translating “shengren” in The Analects (2011), and Shengren – Above Philosophy and Beyond Religion (2011).

The views expressed in this work are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the above mentioned institutions.

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