Perception of space and the evolution of the Chinese psyche

Paweł Zygadło*

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This paper is intended as an investigation of the conceptualisation of space in the Chinese context. It takes the Kantian “form of sensibility” as a basic framework for the analysis of the specific linguistic and spatial representation of space. Through this investigation, it tries to establish how this accumulated perception emerged and in what relationship it remains with physical and imagined space. In conclusion, it will argue that despite numerous changes and adaptations, core perception remains relatively intact and as such, determines the uniqueness of Chinese psyche and its relation with the spatiality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-102
Number of pages14
JournalActa Asiatica Varsoviensia
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Chinese culture
  • Intercultural communication
  • Philosophy of culture
  • Space

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