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͒࠷ฑˁ˗国নਇ家Ὁ
一次不同寻常的相遇
VOLTAIRE AND CHINESE
PHILOSOPHERS:
AN EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTER
WORLD OF ACADEMIA
᭼ᥒߵ ข国ጊᥨ大学教૿
AoyuWay Roger
Professor of the Sorbonne University, Paris, France
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伏尔泰是法国启蒙主义思想家、文学家和
哲学家,被誉为“法兰西思想之王”和“欧洲的
良心”。伏尔泰不仅是法兰西学院院士,还是
《百科全书》的主要撰稿人。1753年至1755年
期间,伏尔泰阅读了中国作家纪君祥的戏剧《赵
氏孤儿》,并改编成为名为《中国孤儿》的新
剧本,1755年8月20日开始在巴黎各家剧院上
演,盛况空前。伏尔泰礼赞孔子思想中的博爱、
忠诚、爱国和自我牺牲精神等价值观,这位伟大
的法兰西思想家一生和中国思想有着不同寻常的
相遇…
INTRODUCTION
Voltaire was a French Enlightenment thinker, writer, and
philosopher known as “The King of French Thought” and
“Europe’s Conscience”. A member of The Institute de France,
Voltaire was also a major writer for
Encyclopedia
. Between
1753-1755, Voltaire read
The Orphan of Zhao
, a Chinese play
written by Ji Junxiang, and rewrote it as a new play entitled
The Orphan of China
, which was performed on the Paris stage
on August 20, 1755 and caused an unprecedented sensation.
Voltaire lavished praise on Confucian values such as fraternity,
loyalty, patriotism and self- sacri ce. This great French thinker
developed a deep impression of Chinese thought.
Confucius Institute
VOLUME 15 | NO.4 JUL. 2011