Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pattberg - German “China-Man” –Diplomacy.edu

 
“It is often said that language is the key to understanding China's culture and tradition. The question is, which one should it be.” --Pattberg
Kind endorsement by Diplomacy.edu: “The current entry: 002 - Thorsten PATTBERG: The End of Translation  is a brilliant indictment of Western silent intellectual arrogance.

The West maintains Deutungshoheit – “having the sovereignty over the definition of thought”. Any non-Western thought may be “translated” into Western categories and accommodated into Western conceptual molds. So Chinese “thought” is just a translation of our own, hence never original. We are not even aware of it." [READ AT DIPLOMACY.EDU]