This is another in the series of essays that were presented at the “来华外国人与近代中国法” 国际学术研讨会 "Foreigners and Modern Chinese Law" International Symposium Conference and then continued thereafter in the same spirit.
No.171 许宏 : 中国前的“中国” No.171 Xu Hong: China before "China."
This essay considers the origins of China as a self conscious civilization before its traditional beginnings. It makes for fascinating reading, but one that also highlights the sensitivity of origins to the discourse today. In addition, even for non-Chinese readers, the images are worth reviewing. The suggestion of the movement and then aggregation of civilizations in the pre-historical period are especially useful.
The essay was posted to 叁會學坊, the San Hui Fang Workshops microblog and it follows below 中国语文 only.