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Rosenlee’s recent works include book translated into Korean


Dr. Lisa Rosenlee’s book “Confucianism and Women,” first published by State University of New York in 2006, was translated into Korean in January. Image courtesy of Dr. Lisa Rosenlee

Dr. Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee, professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu, recently published the following:

Cover of the book, "The Oxford Handbook of Confucianism."

Rosenlee’s book chapter, “Confucianism and the Lives of Women,” is featured in the anthology, “The Oxford Handbook of Confucianism,” published on Jan. 26 by Oxford University Press and edited by Jennifer Oldstone-Moore.

The book includes an impressive collection of 38 essays from noted scholars in the field of Confucianism from various disciplines including philosophy, religion, and history, Rosenlee said.

“To be invited to contribute to this anthology is itself a great honor,” she said. “This anthology will help advance our intercultural understanding of Confucianism.”

Cover of the translated-into-Korean book, "Confucianism and Women."

Rosenlee’s monograph, “Confucianism and Women,” is now accessible to the Korean public after it was translated into Korean and published on Jan. 31. The book, first published by State University of New York Press in 2006 and 2012, was translated into simplified Chinese in 2015.

“Confucianism and Women” argues that Confucian philosophy — often criticized as misogynistic and patriarchal — is not inherently sexist, according to the publisher’s website. Rosenlee challenges readers to consider the culture within which Confucianism has functioned and to explore what Confucian thought might mean for women and feminism.

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Rosenlee’s entry, “Gender in Confucian Philosophy,” was published on Feb. 27 in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP), one of the most well-searched internet sources for the discipline of philosophy.

Rosenlee’s entry went through two rounds of peer review and is now accessible online to all. According to its website, SEP organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.

“The field of comparative feminist studies on Confucianism is still in its inceptive stage,” Rosenlee said. “Having an entry on ‘Gender in Confucian Philosophy’ publicly available to students and teaching faculty alike will help propel this newly emerged field of study.”

Images courtesy of Oxford University Press, Dr. Lisa Rosenlee and Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy