History of Logic in Contemporary China (1949–2021)



  • CHEN Bo Wuhan University, School of Philosophy, China
  • Jan VRHOVSKI University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Slovenia




logic, history of logic, Contemporary China


The second special issue on logic in the Asian Studies journal, this special issue will be one of first such issues focusing on development of research on logic in contemporary China (PRC) published in English in a Western scholarly journal. Moreover, the great majority of the contributions collected in this issue were authored by the leading Chinese researchers in the relevant subfields of logic, from philosophers of logic to established experts in branches of logic such as mathematical logic, inductive logic and so on.


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9. 05. 2022

How to Cite

Chen, Bo, and Jan Vrhovski. 2022. “History of Logic in Contemporary China (1949–2021): Editorial”. Asian Studies 10 (2): 11-15. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2022.10.2.11-15.

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