The English versions of two books by Professor Hu Jiaxiang ( "Principles of Chinese Philosophy" and "Qi Yun: Artistic Expression and Its Evolution - a Study of Traditional Chinese Artistic Stylistics") of SCUN were published by Singapore's World Scientific Publishing Company this month.
Traditional Chinese culture included a relatively stable value system whose core concept is that our morality should be consistent with that of heaven and earth, which is naturally sacred and compatible with the development of science. By bringing together ancient and modern, Chinese and western ways of thinking, "Principles of Chinese Philosophy" makes a special effort to analyze this system to reveal the mechanism of moral legislation by human mind and highlight the basic characteristics of Chinese philosophy and its strong vitality in modern society with an aim of sharing the excellent parts of Chinese culture with the entire human society.
Both East and West sages have realized that style is the supreme pursuit of art. Since style belongs to the field of expression, it is very difficult to study. So far, we have been confronted with a series of worldwide questions: what is its origin? What are its constituent elements? What are the laws of its evolution? "Qi Yun: Artistic Expression and Its Evolution - a Study of Traditional Chinese Artistic Stylistics" takes exploring, sorting out and expanding "Qi Yun" of traditional Chinese art as the breakthrough point and more systematically answers the above basic questions, which can be used as a reference for academic circles at home and abroad.
The two books, one is on moral philosophy and the other artistic philosophy (aesthetics), do not stop at "sorting out national heritage", but aim at "reconstructing civilization" by addressing the problems directly from a modern perspective. The publication of their English versions will demonstrate the soft power of Chinese culture from different aspects, which will be beneficial to the revival of humanistic spirit in the contemporary world. On one hand, the two books are important achievements through years of painstaking research and struggle; on the other hand, the two books are gratifying achievements thanks to SCUN's efforts over years to place emphasis on scientific research and encourage originality.
Singapore’s World Science Publishing Company is the largest English-language science and technology publishing company in Asia-Pacific region today. Its publications are generally listed in the “Catalogue Publication Data" of the Library of Congress and the British Library. They are distributed in North America ( with a quota of 40% ), Europe ( 30% ) and Asia-Pacific ( 30% ) regions with extensive influence.