Shanghai: Dongfang, 2002. Softcover. 8.2 x 11.2", 112 pp., fully illustrated in color, paper, Item #140
Exploring the rich moral and philosophical implications of Chinese calligraphy as it is alive in the meeting of East-West, this volume pairs the works of two philosophers who are deeply committed to inter-cultural dialogue: Peimin Ni, whose artwork features large-scale images of classical Chinese calligraphy in a rich variety of styles, and Stephen Rowe, whose verse offers a contemplative response to the Chinese symbols from a Western perspective. The cross-cultural exchange goes beyond literal translation to articulate and celebrate the human condition. The book contains images and verse by Ni and Rowe as well as commentary by prominent figures in East-West relations, including Tu Weiming, Huston Smith, Elizabeth Minnich, and John Cobb.