University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu’s Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee published “Why Care? A Feminist Re-appropriation of Confucian Xiao” in the book anthology Dao Companion to the Analects, edited by Amy Olberding.
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.
More on Rosenlee
Rosenlee is a professor of philosophy at UH West Oʻahu. Her research areas of interest are Chinese philosophy, ethics and feminism.
She is the author of Confucianism and Women: A Philosophical Interpretation, and has published numerous book chapters and journal articles, including “A Feminist Appropriation of Confucianism” in Confucianism in Context: Classic Philosophy and Contemporary Issues East Asian and Beyond, “Neiwai, Civility and Gender Distinctions,” in Asian Philosophy, “How Do We Beat the Bitch?” in Beyond Burning Bras: Feminist Activism for Everyone and “Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics of the Self and Its Aporia,” in International Studies in Philosophy.
—A UH West Oʻahu news release