I think while The West was concerned with what can we figure out with philosophy.
The East was concerned with what we can do with philosophy.
So, The East figured out war, and how to apply it.
They figured out battle, and how to apply it.
They used it for spiritual purposes, to master the self, and the spirit, and to achieve enlightenment.
But The West did none of these things with philosophy. They were entirely useless with it.
They sought out the meaning of virtue, and of truth, and wisdom.
So that while Eastern philosophy has some measure of esteem, even in The West, but moreso in The East, Western philosophy has very little.
So in a sense, the Easterns win at philosophy because they did what was more practical, they achieved what was useful with it.
But this is not so true in a philosopher’s eyes.