Between Spiritual Self and Other: Vladimir Solov'ev and the Question of East Asia

  title={Between Spiritual Self and Other: Vladimir Solov'ev and the Question of East Asia},
  author={Susanna Soojung Lim},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  pages={321 - 341}
  • S. Lim
  • Published 2008
  • Art
  • Slavic Review
In this essay, Susanna Soojung Lim examines the philosopher Vladimir Solov'ev's representation of China and Japan in his theory of Pan- Mongolism. Emerging at the disjuncture between Solov'ev's ecumenism and the geopolitical realities of contemporary history, Pan-Mongolism was a creation onto which the philosopher projected his anxiety and disillusionment at the failure of his vision. Lim begins by surveying Russian perceptions of East Asia before the 1850s and situating Solov'ev within the… 
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