Byung-Chul Han
Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Berlin University of the Arts

Byung-Chul Han, born in Seoul, is professor of philosophy and cultural studies at the Berlin University of the Arts. His latest book is Shanzai: Deconstruction in Chinese (2017), translated by Philippa Hurd.

Written by Byung-Chul Han

A general view of the Terracotta Warriors photographed in 2017 in Xi’an, China. Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty

Beauty and aesthetics
The copy is the original

In China and Japan, temples may be rebuilt and ancient warriors cast again. There is nothing sacred about the ‘original’

Byung-Chul Han