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.173 於兴中：法学中的现代与后现代 (No. 173 Yu Xingzhong: Modernism and Postmodernism in Law).
Yu Xingzhong suggests the value of post modernist thinking and analysis within a culture specific context.
From the perspective of the development of the social framework, the problems China faces from the traditional to the modern are very different from those of the West. The West has faced the problem of moving from faith to reason, from religion to law, from nature to man. The problem in China is how to embrace rationality and belief from human relations, from ethics to legal and religious issues. Moreover, China in the process of modernization from the outset faced with the loss of tradition, lose themselves, the risk of annexation of Western culture. Therefore, the use of traditional - modern - postmodern analysis model to look at China, I am afraid not very appropriate. . . Of course, this does not mean that we do not need to study the post-modern. In fact, many of the propositions of postmodernism, theoretical point of view, understanding of things point of view and research methods are worthy of our reference. The postmodernism, with its constant search for emancipation from the established academic shackles, may be more vitality and more vitality than its many propositions and views, without being bound by a certain critical spirit of preaching and its own style of study Can win the recognition of progressive intellectuals. Admittedly, these features are also reflected in some modernist schools, but most thoroughly in the postmodernist.
The essay was posted to 叁會學坊, the San Hui Fang Workshops microblog and it follows below 中国语文 only.