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The Assassins of Confucius

What has Confucius got to do with a transatlantic quarrel and a post-truth epoch? As the Chinese past becomes an academic expression of a clash between superpowers, and as the question of Confucius’s realness, or not, echoes a rather ludicrous Sino-American rivalry for pseudo world hegemony, Jean Levi refutes the thesis of Confucius’s non-existence, contending that, in vogue among Sinologists across the pond, this thesis employs the same arguments as those of Holocaust deniers and which, above all, joins a general tendency of de-realisation of reality. In this fearless pamphlet, as erudite as it is trenchant, Levi regards, with a clinical and wry eye, current academia as an ideological battle site and an image of our time.


Author: Jean Levi
Translator: Mingyuan Hu
Publisher: Hermits United
Release Date: 27 March, 2023
Genre: Essay

Dimensions: 125 x 185 mm

Pages: 96
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-9998833-6-2