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Published on November 20, 2018

New Book by Catherine Lynch

Professor Emerita Katie LynchProfessor Emerita Katie Lynch, a long-time member of the Department of History and former Chair, passed away in 2015. This year her book on Liang Shuming appeared posthumously with Brill Publishing.

Liang Shuming 梁焕鼎 1893-1988
Liang Shuming 梁焕鼎 1893-1988

According to the publishers, “In Liang Shuming and the Populist Alternative in China, Catherine Lynch offers an alternative understanding of Liang Shuming’s work. While the current work on Liang suggests a connection to other Asian philosophical traditions (like Confucianism and Buddhism), this new work argues that Liang’s work is an important part of the evolution of the modern Chinese thought and examines the role of populist ideas in the development of Liang’s thinking. In addition to Liang’s writings, this reading of Liang relies on lengthy interviews the author completed with Liang as well as with people associated with Liang. This book adds a new perspective based on access the author had to Liang while he was still alive.”

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Book cover of Liang Shuming and the Populist Alternative in China

Written by Bradley Davis