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The Hypothetical MandarinSympathy, modernity, and Chinese Pain$
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Eric Hayot

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195377965

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

The Hypothetical Mandarin

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.003.0001

Beginning with an overview of the Western sympathetic revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, this chapter lays out a series of instances in which China makes its appearance inside moral philosophy, focusing mostly on works by Adam Smith and Honoré de Balzac. It introduces the book's two major theoretical keywords, the “ecliptic” and the “example-effect,” and considers them in relation to the history of moral philosophy and the “Asian values debate” on human rights.

Keywords:   Honoré de Balzac, sympathy, human rights, Adam Smith, moral philosophy, Asian values debate

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