UH West Oʻahu Professor of Philosophy Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee recently published a book review in the journal Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. She reviewed Henry Rosemont Jr.’s Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion published by Lexington Books. As part of the review, Rosenlee describes Against Individualism as the culmination of Rosemont’s decades of work in the field of comparative philosophy and how it is the natural progression of his work published in A Chinese Mirror: Moral Reflections on Political Economy and Society and other books where he critiques Western individualism while searching for Confucian spirituality as an alternative.
Rosenlee’s 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 “Why Care? A Feminist Re-appropriation of Confucian Xiao,” in Dao Companion to the Analects (Springer 2014); “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); “How Do We Beat the Bitch?” in Beyond Burning Bras: Feminist Activism for Everyone (Praeger Press, 2010); “Neiwai, Civility, and Gender Distinctions,” in Asian Philosophy (2004) and “Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics of the Self and Its Aporia,” in International Studies in Philosophy (1998).