Western Philosophy vs Chinese Philosophy

Crucial question for Western Philosophy:

“What is the truth?” i.e. how to look before you leap.

Crucial question for Chinese Philosophy:

“Where is the Way?” i.e. how to leap without looking.

via A.C. Graham on page 3 of the ‘Disputers of the Tao’ who notes that

the crucial question for [Chinese philosophers] is not the Western philosopher’s ‘What is the truth?’ but ‘Where is the Way?’

Democracy in Chinese Philosophy

From A.C. Graham’s magisterial work ‘Disputers of the Tao’ (emphasis mine):

No one questions that government is by nature authoritarian; if an alternative is seen to rule by legitimate force it is the abolition or minimisation of government, leaving people to organise their affairs by custom. There are theoretical anarchists in ancient China, but no democrats.