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Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where she also received an M.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Political Science. Her recent publications include the books Confucianism and Women: A Philosophical Interpretation (SUNY Press, 2006); A Feminist Re-imagination of Confucianism: A Practical Ethic for Life (Columbia University Press, forthcoming); the articles “A Feminist Appropriation of Confucianism” in Confucianism in Context: Classic Philosophy and Contemporary Issues, East Asian and Beyond, eds. Wonsuk Chang and Leah Kalmanson (SUNY Press, 2010); “Why Care? A Feminist Re-appropriation of Confucian Xiao” in Dao Companion to the Analects, ed. Amy Olberding, (Springer Press, 2014). “Confucian Care: A Hybrid Feminist Ethics” in Feminist-Asian Comparative Philosophy: Liberating Traditions, eds. Jennifer McWeeny and Ashby Butnor (Columbia University Press, 2014); “Multiculturalism and Feminism Revisited” in Chinese Philosophy and Gender, ed. Ann A. Pang-White (Bloomsbury, 2016). She also publishes in refereed journals such as Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy East and West, The Philosophical Quarterly, International Studies in Philosophy, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Journal of Chinese Religions, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, China Review International, International Communication of Chinese Culture, and Asian Philosophy. Lastly, she has been invited to give lectures/conduct workshops on various campuses such as Tel Aviv University, University of Oslo, University of Pennsylvania, Shangdong University, and National Taiwan University.

Ph.D. Philosophy
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, May 2002

M.A. Philosophy
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, August 1996

B.A.  Political Science
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, December 1994

Fall 2012-Present: Professor of Philosophy
Fall 2008-Spring 2012: Associate Professor of Philosophy
Fall 2006–May 2008: Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu, HI

Fall 2001–Spring 2006: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure track,
Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion
University of Mary Washington, VA

Spring 1999-2000: Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, HI

Winter 1997: Lecturer, Department of Philosophy
Chaminade University, HI

  • PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy – Survey of Problems (Initiated; Oral Communication)
  • PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophy – Asian Traditions (Initiated; OC)
  • PHIL 210 Social and Political Philosophy (Initiated; OC)
  • PHIL 211 Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy (Modified from PHIL 300, OC, Online hybrid)
  • PHIL 213 Modern Western Philosophy (Modified from PHIL 301, OC, Online hybrid, Online)
  • PHIL 220 Introduction to Feminism (Initiated; OC & Ethics)
  • PHIL 300 Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 301 Modern Philosophy (Online hybrid)
  • PHIL/POLS 302 Political Philosophy (OC, Online, Writing Intensive)
  • PHIL 310 Understanding Contemporary Philosophy
  • PHIL 312 Ethical Studies (Initiated; ETH, OC, WI, Online hybrid)
  • PHIL 401 Existentialism and the Human Condition (WI, Online hybrid, Online)
  • PHIL 418 Feminist Philosophy (Initiated; Online hybrid, WI, ETH)
  • PHIL 439 Philosophy and Film (Modified from PHIL 439: Art of Film, WI, Online hybrid, Online)
  • PHIL 470B Studies in Asian Philosophy – Confucianism (Modified from
  • PHIL 470, WI, Online hybrid, Online)
  • PHIL 491 Senior Project (modified from HUM 486)
  • PHIL 498F On Friendship East and West (Initiated; WI, Online hybrid)
  • PHIL 499 Directed Reading
  • PHIL 670 Confucianism (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Fall 2008)
  • HUM 310 Writing Skills
  • HUM 303 Comparative Traditions - Eastern and Western

Books:

A Feminist Re-imagination of Confucianism: A Practical Ethic for Life (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, forthcoming).

Confucianism and Women – A Philosophical Interpretation (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, hardcover May 2006, paper back June 2007).

Book Chapters:
“Feminism and Multiculturalism Revisited: A Hybridized Confucian Care” in Bloomsbury Handbook on Chinese Philosophy and Gender Studies, ed. Ann Pang-White (Bloomsbury Publisher, 2016).

“Confucian Care: A Hybrid Feminist Ethics” in Feminist-Asian Comparative Philosophy: Liberating Traditions, eds. Ashby Butnor and Jen McWeeny (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2014).

“Why Care? A Feminist Re-appropriation of Confucian Xiao” in Dao Companion to the Analects, ed. Amy Olberding (Springer Press, 2014).

“A Feminist Appropriation of Confucianism” in Confucianism in Context: Classic Philosophy and Contemporary Issues, East Asian and Beyond, eds. Wonsuk Chang and Leah Kalmanson (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2010).

“How do We Beat the Bitch?” in Beyond “Burning Bras”: Feminist Activism for Everyone, eds. Laura Finley and Emily Stringer, (Praeger Publisher, 2010).

Referred Journal Articles
“Confucian Friendship (You 友) as Spousal Relationship: A Feminist Imagination,” International Communication of Chinese Culture, 2:3 (2015): 181-203.

“Neiwai, Civility, and Gender Distinctions,” Asian Philosophy 14:1 (March 2004): 41-58.

“Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics of the Self and Its Aporia,” International Studies in Philosophy 30:2 (1998): 55-67.

“What Is It about ‘Bitch’ that Makes Us Laugh?” Peace Review: A Transnational Quarterly 10:4 (Dec. 1998): 549-51.

Book Reviews in Referred Journals

  • Henry Rosemont Jr.’s Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion (New York, NY: Lexington Books, 2015), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (Feb 2, 2016) (digital journal).
  • Review of Oppression and Moral Agency: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card [Special Issue of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Vol.24, No.1, Winter 2009], Journal of Chinese Philosophy 41:1-2 (March-June 2014):199-206.
  • Review of Femininity and Feminism: Chinese and Contemporary [A Special Issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Vol. 36, No.2, June 2009], Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 27.2 (Spring 2012):449-455.
  • Lijun Yuan’s Reconceiving Women’s Equality in China: A Critical Examination of Models of Sex Equality (New York: Lexington Books, 2005), China Review International 17.2 (2010): 288-294.
  • Joanne D. Birdwhistell’s Mencius and Masculinities: Dynamics of Power, Morality, and Maternal Thinking (Albany, NY: State University of New York, 2007), Journal of Chinese Religions, vol. 36 (2008): 127-29.
  • Virginia Held’s The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), Philosophy East and West 58:3 (July 2008): 403-7.
  • Robin Wang’s Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period through the Song Dynasty (Cambridge: Hackett, 2003), Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5:1 (Winter 2005):192-95.
  • Bret Hinsch’s Women in Early Imperial China (Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), China Review International 11.1 (Spring 2004): 112-14.
  • Bryan van Norden’s Confucius and the Analects: New Essays (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), The Philosophical Quarterly 53:213 (October 2003): 609-13.
  • James E. Tiles’ Moral Measures: An Introduction to Ethics West and East (London: Routledge, 2000), Philosophy East and West 53: 3 (July 2003): 425-30.
  • Charles E. Reagan’s Paul Ricoeur: His Life and His Work (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1996), International Studies in Philosophy 34:4 (2002): 184-85.
  • Chenyang Li’s The Sage and the Second Sex: Confucianism, Ethics and Gender (Chicago, IL: Open Court, 2000), Philosophy East & West 51:3 (July 2001): 429-34.
  • Lisa Raphals’ Sharing the Light: Representations of Women and Virtue in EarlyChina (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998), Philosophy East & West 50:1 (Jan. 2000): 149-53.

Online Newsletter

“What is the Use of Philosophy in General and Asian Philosophy in Particular to Feminism?” The American Philosophical Association (APA) Newsletter on “Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophy,” 9:1 (Fall 2009).

Fall 2014: Diversity and Equity Initiative Grant: $1200, principal investigator, University of Hawai‘i system-wide grant to fund the “Feminist Philosophers Lecture Series,” four guest lectures planned to highlight local and international feminist philosophers as a recruitment and retention effort to increase female philosophy majors

2009-2011: Biennial Charles Wei-Hsun Fu Foundation Essay Contest in Asian Philosophy: $3000, awardee, first place in the Senior Scholar category, essay title “Confucian Care: Beyond the Colonial Politics of Feminism,”$3000

May 24-June 25, 2010: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Summer Institute: $3900, participant, five-week seminar “The Silk Roads: Early Globalization and Chinese Cultural Identities,” East-West Center, Honolulu, HI

2009-2010: Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research: $3,235, University of Hawai‘i system-wide grant, awardee, project title “Confucian Care: Beyond the Colonial Politics of Feminism,” Research Council, University of Hawai‘i system

Fall 2005-Spring 2006: The Jepson Fellowship: awardee for teaching excellence, half teaching load reduction for one academic year, University of Mary Washington, VA

Feminist Philosophy, Ethics and Chinese Philosophy.

  • American Philosophical Association (APA)
  • Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP)
  • International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP)
  • International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy (ISCWP)
  • Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP)
  • University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly (UHPA)