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Robin R. Wang - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Robin R. Wang Robin R. Wang

Professor of Philosophy | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Robin R. Wang is a professor of philosophy and chair of Asian and Asian American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. In the 2016-17 academic year, she is also a Berggruen Fellow at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science at Stanford University. She is the author of Yinyang: The Way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2012); the editor of Chinese Philosophy in an Era of Globalization, (SUNY Press, 2004) and Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period to the Song Dynasty (Hackett, 2003). She has taught a wide range of courses related to Chinese philosophy and culture. She has published articles in academic journals and has done some fieldwork on contemporary female Daoists in the temples around China. She has also regularly given presentations in North America, Europe, and Asia and has been a consultant for the media, law firms, museums, K-12 educators, and health care professionals. She was a credited Cultural Consultant for the movie Karate Kid, 2010.

Education (4)

Cardiff University: Ph.D., Philosophy

University of Notre Dame: M.A., Philosophy

Peking University: M.A., Philosophy

Peking University: B.A., Philosophy

Areas of Expertise (3)

Chinese Philosophy Comparative Philosophy Ethics

Accomplishments (1)

Berggruen Fellow 2016-17 (professional)

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Affiliations (3)

  • Society For Asian and Comparative Philosophy: President 2016-2018
  • Center for Studies of Gender and Ethics (Tsinghua University): Associate Director
  • Peking University (China): Vice Director of Daoist Studies

Languages (2)

  • Chinese
  • English

Courses (12)

Classics of Chinese Philosophy (MA Course)

Classics of Chinese Philosophy (MA Course)

Daoism and European Thought (MA Course)

Daoism and European Thought (MA Course)

Mind and Body in Daoist Philosophy

Mind and Body in Daoist Philosophy

Dao and Film: Embodied Mind and Meditative Gaze

Dao and Film: Embodied Mind and Meditative Gaze

Yinyang: Theory and Practice

Yinyang: Theory and Practice

Ethics

Ethics

Confucian Thought: Common Good and the Way of Life

Confucian Thought: Common Good and the Way of Life

Chinese Philosophy

Chinese Philosophy

Chinese Thought and Culture

Chinese Thought and Culture

Images of Women in Philosophy West and East

Images of Women in Philosophy West and East

Major Thinkers: Confucians

Major Thinkers: Confucians

Contemporary Moral Problems

Contemporary Moral Problems

Articles (6)

Dao Becomes Female: A Gendered Reality, Knowledge, and The Strategy for Living Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy

“Dao Becomes Female: A Gendered Reality, Knowledge, and The Strategy for Living.” In The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy, edited by
Ann Garry, Serene J. Khader, and Alison Stone. Publication Forthcoming.
“Yinyang Gender Dynamics: Lived Bodies, Rhythmical Changes, and Cultural Performances.” In Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender, edited by Ann Pang-White. New York: Bloomsbury. Publication Forthcoming.

Yinyang Narrative of Reality: Chinese Metaphysical Thinking Chinese Metaphysics

“Yinyang Narrative of Reality: Chinese Metaphysical Thinking.” In Chinese Metaphysics, edited by Chenyang Li and Franklin Perkins, 16-32. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Zhang Shiying and Chinese Appreciation of Hegelian Philosophy ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts

"Zhang Shiying and Chinese Appreciation of Hegelian Philosophy." ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 22, no. 1 (2014): 90-96.

Yinyang Landscape: Fengshui Design and Shanshui Painting Landscape and Travelling East and West: A Philosophical Journey

“Yinyang Landscape: Fengshui Design and Shanshui Painting.” In Landscape and Travelling East and West: A Philosophical Journey, edited by Hans-Georg Moller and Andrew K. Whitehead, 71-81. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Understanding of Yin Yang Religion Compass

“Understanding of Yin Yang." Religion Compass 7, no. 6 (2013): 214-224.

Yinyang (Yin-yang) Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

“Yinyang.” The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Bradley Dowden and James Fieser. September 2006.

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