Robin R Wang

Robin WangProfessor of Philosophy
Director of Asian and Pacific Studies

BA. MA in philosophy, Peking University, PR China
MA in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
Ph.D in Philosophy, University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Specialties: Chinese Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Ethics

Special Interests: Mind and Body in Comparative Philosophy; Daoist Body and Cultivation; Female Daoist Transformation

Current Projects:

“Yinyang Gender Dynamics: Lived Body in Spectrum and Transformation” chapter in The Bloomsbury Research Handbook to Chinese Philosophy and Gender, edited by Ann A. Pang-White (forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic 2015)

“Daoism and Feminist Philosophy” in The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy Edited by Ann Garry, Serene J. Khader, Alison Stone (forthcoming)

Book Project: Daoist Spirituality in series of Asian Spirituality, University Of Hawaii Press
Translation Projects: Editor for English Series of Translations of Contemporary Chinese Scholarship in Daoist Studies, (Three Pines) and English Series Excavated Texts and New Discoveries in Ancient Chinese Thought

Selected Publications:

Yinyang: The Way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture
(Cambridge University Press), 2012.

Internal Alchemy: Self, Society and The Quest for Immorality, co-edited with Livia Kohn, (Three Pines Press), 2009

Chinese Philosophy in an Era of Globalization, (SUNY Press), 2004

Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period to the Song Dynasty (Hackett, 2003)

“Understanding of Yin Yang" Religion Compass Vol. 7, Issue 6, pp. 214-224, 2013.

“Ideal Womanhood in Chinese Thought and Culture” Philosophy Compass, 2010, Vol 5: Issue 8, pp. 635–644.

“Performing the Meanings of Dao: A Possible Pedagogical Strategy for Teaching Chinese Philosophy,” in Asian Texts-Asian Contexts: Encounters with Asian Philosophies and Religions, Edited by David Jones & E.R.Klein, SUNY Press, 2010 pp.106-117.

“The Virtuous Body at Work: The Ethical Life as Qi in Motion,” Dao: Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Volume 9, Issue 3 (2010), Page 339-351.

“Zhang Zai’s Theory of Vital Energy,” in Dao Companion to Neo-Confucian Philosophy, edited by John Makeham, Springer, 2010, pp.39-58.

“Yinyang: The Art of Emergence” in Riding the Wind with Liezi: New Essays on the Daoist Classic, edited by Ronny Littlejohn, SUNY Press, 2010, pp. 209-224.

“Can Zhuangzi Make Confucians Laugh? Emotion, Propriety and The Role of Laughter” in Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophies. Hans-Georg Moeller and Guenter Wohlfart (eds.). Freiburg, Munich: Karl Alber, 2009.

“Kundao: A Lived Body in the Female Daoist Text ” Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Vol. 36, No. 2, June 2009. pp. 277-292.

Yinyang (5000 words) in The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy September, 2006.

“Virtue, Talent, and Beauty: Authoring a Full-Fledged Womanhood in Lienuzhuan (Biographies of Women) in Authority in the Confucian Culture, edited by Peter Hershock & Roger Ames, SUNY Press, 2006, pp. 93-115.

“Zhou Dunyi’s Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate Explained (Taijitu shuo): A Construction of the Confucian Metaphysics” Journal of History of Ideas, December 2005, pp.307-323.

“Dong Zhongshu’s Transformation of Yin/Yang Theory and Contesting of Gender Identity” Philosophy East & West, Vol. 55, No.2, April 2005, pp.209-231.

Contact Information:

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Phone: 310.338.5941