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Asien-Orient-Institut UFSP Asien und Europa (2006–2017)

Intersubjectivity and Eco-theory

Doktorandenworkshop, 16.–18. Oktober 2014

Mit Prof. Dr. Wang Xiaohua (Shenzhen University)


Asien-Orient-Institut – Sinologie und UFSP Asien und Europa


16. Oktober: Raum KOL G-222, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
17./18. Oktober: Raum ZUB 4-410, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zürich


The ecological movement has paralleled the increasing aware­ness of the right of individuals; it originated from, and belonged to, the general liberation process of the oppressed—the slaves, women, children, animals—which is a modern and post-modern phenomenon; from the very beginning, ecology regards the organisms as the subjects of life who have their home, interest, rights, and ability to interact with the others; since each organism is the subject (agent) of interaction, there is no “centre” in the eco-field; if each organism is the subject of its life, then the relationship between them is that between different subjects; the “core” of ecology is the principle of the inter-subjectivity of organism; it, perhaps, has no counterpart in the pre-modern culture (e. g. pre-Qin period or ancient Greek).