Ph. D. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 1993; Director: Janet A. Walker
DAI, 54, no. 03A, (1993)
"This dissertation is a study in hermeneutic phenomenology… In the light of the present-day understanding of colonialist discourse as a form of appropriating non-Western cultures, Chinese realism seems to be a failed struggle to mediate reality with a broader structuring principle of history, since the May Fourth generation of realist writers ended up by opting for a Western progressive notion of civilization."