The Theoretical Debate on “Sinologism”: A Rejoinder to Mr. Zhang Xiping
This article is a direct response to Zhang Xiping’s criticism of Sinologism in particular and to the overall critique of Sinologism in general. With a succinct account of what Sinologism is, it provides detailed answers to a series of questions brought up by the critics. In an effort to clarify the relationship between Sinologism on the one hand and Orientalism, postcolonialism, deconstruction, New Historicism, postmodernism, and ideological theory on the other, it attempts to rethink the issues of paradigms for Sinological studies, China–West studies, and cross-cultural studies. © 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.