Reception and Representation in Traditional and Modern Chinese Culture: A Pragmatic and Aesthetic Study

Document Type: Research Article


Kazan Federal University


The article is devoted to the phenomenon of reception and representation in the culture of China. The identification and separation of these concepts is possible in historiography. The reception in Chinese culture can be considered not only within the framework of certain phenomena, but also within the framework of the historical period image. The nature of reception phenomenon by social orientation can be described as aesthetic and pragmatic. The aesthetic nature of the reception is most often found in the fields of art. The pragmatic nature is specific in that the achievements of the past in the field of history are used to solve the problems of society in a utilitarian manner. The objects of both types of phenomena are most often those characters or events whose image becomes more relevant in the context of contemporary events. The pragmatic and aesthetic aspect is considered in the form of historical and sociocultural reception. The most striking example of reception is recognized as stratagems that can be used in real military activities, tactics and strategy of board games, the plots of works of art and even in the business world.