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Rosenlee publishes book review in international journal


Image courtesy of Dr. Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee and University of Hawaiʻi Press

Dr. Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee, professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu, published a book review in a journal featuring reviews of scholarly literature in Chinese Studies.

“China Review International: Volume 27, Numbers 3 & 4, 2020,” published in 2022 by University of Hawai‘i Press, presents informative, insightful, and critical English-language reviews of innovative and relevant Chinese Studies-related books from within and outside of China, according to UH Press.

Rosenlee, who specializes in feminist philosophy, ethics, and Confucianism, contributed to the journal by authoring a review for “Confucianism and Phenomenology: An Exploration of Feeling, Value and Virtue” by Yinghua Lu and published in 2022 by Brill.

With a focus on Confucian descriptions, Lu’s book carefully examines feeling, value, and virtue, and reveals the order of the heart by a phenomenological clarification of our personal and interpersonal experience, according to a description of Lu’s book by its publisher.

“This book adds to a growing list of monographs in the field of comparative philosophy that go beyond the narrow focus on Western intellectual traditions to understand the wide range of perennial questions regarding the human condition,” Rosenlee wrote in the beginning of her review.

She continued, “Yinghua Lu in this comparative study takes a phenomenological turn to explore Confucianism in terms of feelings, values, and virtues, merging Max Scheler’s phenomenology with the Confucian concept of liangxin (original heart–mind), liangzhi (original knowing), and tianli (heavenly pattern) that are most prominently associated with (philosophers) Mencius and Wang Yangming.”