Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2014, No.5, pp.147-156
UDC: 
372.016

Language representation of the universal middle path in the Russian and Chinese culture

Tikhomirova E. E. 1 (Novosibirsk, Russian Federation), Qu Chunlei 2 (Shandong, People's Republic of China)
1 Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
2 Shandong Pedagogical University, People's Republic of China
Abstract: 

In the article authors address to the analysis of language realization of a cultural universal "median way". Attempt to show becomes that it is cultural norm, has key value for understanding of basic values of culture. Applying cognitive, semiotics and axiological approaches to studying of the sign phenomena in language and culture, authors reveal deep universal and national meanings of ideas of a median way. Thus, the median way is interpreted not as averaging, and as stages of processes of the understanding, cultures providing a syncretism. Extensive language material of the Russian and Chinese languages allow authors to draw the conclusions useful both to the theory of culture, and for cultural linguistics.

Keywords: 

culture, cultural universal, binary oppositions, cultural norm, concept, Russian, Chinese, ethics, behavior models, middle path

For citation:
Qu Chunlei, Tikhomirova E. E. Language representation of the universal middle path in the Russian and Chinese culture. Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2014, no. 5, pp. 147–156.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15293/2226-3365.1405.16

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Date of the publication 25.10.2014