Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee

University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Professor of Philosophy Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee recently published the book chapter “Multiculturalism and Feminism Revisited: A Hybridized Confucian Care Ethics” in the anthology Chinese Philosophy and Gender edited by Ann A. Pang-White.

In the book chapter, Rosenlee examines the concepts of hybridity and interculturality where complex theoretical transactions between feminism and Confucianism are not conceptualized unilaterally in an impact-response model, but instead are seen as mutually enriching. In “Multiculturalism and Feminism Revisited: A Hybridized Confucian Care Ethic,” Rosenlee seeks to reconstitute a bidirectional theoretical exchange in the feminist space where both feminist care ethics and Confucianism are mutually hybridized, expanded and ultimately enriched.

More research by Rosenlee

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).

—By Julie Funasaki Yuen