Loreta Poškaitė (Vilnius University, Lithuania) “A Search for the Differences Between Chinese and Western Aesthetics: A Critical View”


The paper will discuss the generalized view of Chinese and Western aesthetics, considered by the author as one of the main problems in the comparative studies of those two traditions. The discussion will concentrate on the main “narratives“ of Chinese and Western aesthetics and their treatment in the studies by some sinologists. It will pay particular attention to the juxtaposition of their cosmological-ontological backgrounds, the problems of the search for the meaning of the main aesthetical concepts, and the comparative investigations of the most important theoretical questions raised in both aesthetic traditions.