Ziran or Nature: in the Laozi and Contemporary Usage Sun, 2011-03-27 13:21

In his examination of a term that appears a handful time in the Taoist text Laozi, Professor Liu Xiaogan takes us through Hobson, Russell, and the influence, through translation, of English and Japanese on the Chinese understanding of the term Ziran. Naturally he points out the difficulties of comparative discussion, with a philologist?s eye.

By Professor Liu Xiaogan of the Chinese University Hong Kong, delivered in SOAS on 23 February 2011, as part of the Angus Graham Memorial Lecture Series.

Photo by Yiming Shen.