By comparing Russian translations of the classical Taoist treatise “Dao De Jing” and commentaries to it written in the 20th – early 21st century, the author shows how specific interpretations of the text were conditioned by philosophical-worldview and methodological preferences of translators in accordance with different historical periods.
Keywords: Chinese philosophy, Taoism, “Dao De Jing”, Russian Sinology, interpretation of Chinese philosophical texts.
Императора Александра I, несомненно, можно назвать самой загадочной и противоречивой фигурой среди русских государей XIX столетия. Республиканец по убеждениям, он четверть века занимал российский престол. Победитель Наполеона и освободитель Европы, он вошел в историю как Александр Благословенный - однако современники, а позднее историки и писатели обвиняли его в слабости, лицемерии и других пороках, недостойных монарха. Таинственны, наконец, обстоятельства его ухода из жизни. О загадке императора Александра рассказывает в своей книге известный писатель и публицист Александр Архангельский.
The article shows the main problems of teaching the Chinese philosophy in universities of Russia. These problems are connected with the obsolete views of the oriental philosophical systems, with the specific demands to the content of syllabuses in Russian universities and some popular nonconventional approaches by some sinologists to the Chinese philosophy. The author proposes the methodology of introductory teaching the Chinese philosophy. The methodology are based on teaching the Chinese philosophical terminology in the context of models of cosmo-antropo-genesis. This approach enables to introduse the students to the peculiarities of the traditional philosophical discourse in China and to adapt the matter to the different categories of students.
Apart from the public sphere and the norms set by society, the private sphere plays an important role in the lives of the disabled, including the personal experience of disability at a micro level: in their families, everyday routines and romantic relationships. In this chapter, issues of family structure are considered using a narrative analysis of interviews with women who use wheelchairs. Various cultural, social, economic and political determinants effect the formation of certain types of family structure and attitudes towards family life. At the same time, they interrelate with biographical factors that reinforce or weaken the limits of freedom and private life. Using narrative analysis, I demonstrate what role family plays in constructing the identity of a person with a disability, and how family members act as coauthors of individual biographies. This can be seen in those dilemmas of family life associated with the feelings, sexuality and emotional stability at the micro-level of the life experience and identification of women with disabilities.