UH West O‘ahu professor publishes chapter on comparative feminist studies

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 689-2604
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Posted: Dec 19, 2013

Dr. Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee
Dr. Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee

UH West O‘ahu’s Dr. Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee recently published “Why Care? A Feminist Re-appropriation of Confucian Xiao” in the book anthology Dao Companion to the Analects, edited by Amy Olberding (Springer 2014). In the book chapter, Rosenlee proposes hybrid feminist care ethics, that is grounded in Confucianism by integrating the concepts of xiao (filial affection) and ren (benevolence), into existing care ethics so as to strengthen and broaden its theoretical horizon, and revising Confucian gender requirements in light of feminist demands for gender equity. The chapter contributes to the newly emerging field of comparative feminist studies that facilitate intercultural dialogues and exchanges.

Dr. Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee is a professor of philosophy at UH West O‘ahu. Her research areas of interest are Chinese philosophy, ethics and feminism. She is the author of Confucianism and Women: A Philosophical Interpretation (State University of New York Press, 2006), and has published numerous book chapters and journal articles, including “Review of Femininity and Feminism: Chinese and Contemporary [A Special Issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy] Vol. 36, No.2, June 2009,” Hypatia (2012); “A Feminist Appropriation of Confucianism” in Confucianism in Context: Classic Philosophy and Contemporary Issues, East Asian and Beyond (SUNY Press, 2010); “Neiwai, Civility, and Gender Distinctions,” in Asian Philosophy (2004); “How Do We Beat the Bitch?” in Beyond Burning Bras: Feminist Activism for Everyone (Praeger Press, 2010); and “Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics of the Self and Its Aporia,” in International Studies in Philosophy (1998).

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