International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

On the aestheticization of Chinese ethic culture
Shuixiang Peng

Wisdom regained through perspective has become a significant mission of cross-cultural teaching and communication. It’s urgent for Chinese aesthetic conception to merge into cross-cultural teaching in the trend of cultural globalization, in which the aestheticization of Chinese ethic culture is often ignored. This paper is to rediscover new light for today’s humanity in the traditional notions of wisdom from the aestheticization of Chinese ethic culture to enrich people transculturally. It is herein argued that Chinese culture, especially the ethic culture, conveyed aesthetically, can enhance wisdom in the perspective of a new enlightened attitude to life and nature. Correspondingly, two essential aspects are emphasized: (1) Aesthetic thinking images and poetic expressions serve as the cognitive media to convey moralities; (2) balanced moral personalities contributing to both individuals’ spiritual life and sustainable development of social culture are cultivated through artistic and aesthetic circling path between coordinating Confucian culture and Taoist thought.

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