Elena Aleksandrovna Kormochi is Candidate of Science (Philosophy), Dean of Faculty of Philology, Associate Professor of Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University.
The author of the article posits that in the epoch of globalization and acute identity crisis it is of utmost importance to address the problem of human attitude towards nature in the way it was shaped in Eastern and Western cultures.
Renaissance mentality born within Western civilization is believed to have caused one of the crucial global problems of modernity. Searching for the possible ways of solving the mentioned problem one should consider the principles of the Chinese philosophical tradition (Taoism, Confucianism) which is steeped in the tradition of harmony between nature and society.
Key words: globalization, cultural identity, global problems of modernity, Renaissance mentality, Confucianism, Taoism.