Chinese Studies on Informal Logic and Critical Thinking

An Overview


  • WU Hongzhi Yan'an University, China



informal logic, critical thinking, fallacies, arguments


This article traces the developmental trajectory of informal logic and critical thinking in mainland China. It surveys the current developmental situation relating to their curricula, the establishment of teaching material, translations of leading works in these fields, academic writings, dissertations, research organizations and so on. Furthermore, the present article particularly aims to cast some light on the important shifts of research trends in informal logic and critical thinking, from those being introduced from outside to those moving in the opposite direction. Finally, it will also address the currently existing inadequacies and expectations for the future development of these fields of study in China.


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How to Cite

Wu, H. (2022). Chinese Studies on Informal Logic and Critical Thinking: An Overview. Asian Studies, 10(2), 163–186.



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