Nietzsche and Asian Thought, 1991

Edited by Graham Parkes



Friedrich Nietzsche's work has had a significant impact on the intellectual life of non-Western cultures and elicited responses from important thinkers outside of the Anglo-American philosophical traditions as well. Bringing together thirteen internationally renowned scholars, this is the first collection of essays to address the connection between Nietzsche's ideas and philosphies in India, China, and Japan.


The contributors are Roger T. Ames, Arifuku Kogaku, Chen Guying, Johann Figl, Michel Hulin, David A. Kelly, Glen T. Martin, Okochi Ryogi, Graham Parkes, Eberhard Scheiffele, Sonoda Muneto, Mervyn Sprung, and Joan Stambaugh.


"Exemplary. Its comparative approach is incisive yet accessible. I consider it a 'must read'"—Kathleen Marie Higgins, Philosophy East and West


"An excellent introduction to the broad ranging reception of Nietzsche among Asian thinkers."—James R. Watson, Canadian Philosophical Review


"The essays in this welcome collection are invariably thought-provoking and genuinely cross-disciplinary."—Kenneth Surin, Religious Studies Review


"A worthy and undogmatic introduction to several fascinating questions concerning the relations between Nietzschean thought and certain traditions of thought in India, China, and Japan."—Don Miller, Asian Studies Review


The University of Chicago Press (1991)  261 pages


Cover drawing: 'Zarathustra's Eagle and Serpent' by Setsuko Aihara