Volksgeist: Human Reason and Law

  • Zhangrun XuEmail author


The term “spirit of the people” (民族精神) is an important concept in Liang Shu-ming’s intellectual tools. When he employed it to analyse Chinese society and law he portrayed a spiritual dimension underlying the life and mind of the Chinese. The crystallising process of this conceptualisation can be traced back upon as far as his series of lectures Eastern and Western Cultures and Their Philosophies in which he posited a trinal category of cultural types.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LawTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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