Monthly Archives: March 2010

Classical Sanskrit Informing Classical Chinese?

I’ve been taking some time recently to learn Sanskrit (Classical, not Vedic–I want to read philosophy).  There are a few reasons for this:

1) I think it can contribute to my understanding of classical Chinese and Chinese philosophy in general.  “That’s absurd!” one might say, “the two languages are completely different.  They’re not even part of the same language family, and are as unrelated as any two languages can be!” Continue reading