This book presents new results of phenomenological research into the philosophical problems of “Identity and Alterity.” Its contributions continue and enrich the discussion about these central topics by placing them in a broader intercultural context. It deals both with questions about cultural tradition in general and about specific traditions, especially in East Asia. It also reflects differences between the “Western” style of the phenomenological tradition and cultural traditions of thinking the other and the alien established in East Asia. This publication brings together papers that were presented in the first PEACE (Phenomenology for East-Asian Circle) International Conference, which was held in May 2004 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Phenomenological philosophers from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan, who share a cultural heritage, as well as scholars from Europe and the USA, discussed the problems of “Identity and Alterity.” Die Herausgeber The editors are professors of philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tze-Wan Kwan’s publications include ,Die hermeneutische Phänomenologie und das tautologische Denken Heideggers’ (1982) and articles on phenomenology and the philosophy of language. Chan-Fai Cheung’s publications include ,Der anfängliche Boden der Phänomenologie’ (1982) and articles on phenomenology, general education, and photography. Kwok-Ying Lau is the author of ,Merleau-Ponty ou la tension entre Husserl et Heidegger, le sujet et le monde dans la phénoménologie de la perception’ (1993), as well as articles on Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard, and Patocka.