Thorsten Pattberg

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Commentary / World Nov 17, 2011

Language imperialism — 'democracy' in China

If you are an American or European citizen, chances are you've never heard about shengren, minzhu and wenming. If one day you promote them, you might even be accused of culture treason. That's because these are Chinese concepts. They are often conveniently translated as "philosophers," ...