Zu Chunming: “Russian Idea” in China

Speaker: Zu Chunming

Associate Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Тopic: “Russian Idea” in China

«Russian Idea» is an important concept in Russian philosophical thought, and a topic of common concern among scholars in China who are engaged in the study of Soviet-Russian philosophy since the late 1980s.After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, there was an upsurge in studying the philosophical thoughts of the Silver Age in China. In 1995, the Chinese translation of N.A.Berdyaev's Russian Idea was published; nearly 30 years later, in January 2024, Russian Idea was re-translated and published.

Over the past 30 years, Chinese academic circles have launched in-depth and long-lasting discussions on issues such as “What is the Russian idea?” “What significance does the Russian idea have for understanding the Russian national spirit and the choice of historical path?” “What reference does Russian Idea have for China’s choice of historical path?”.