Robin Wang, professor of philosophy and director of the Asian and Pacific Studies program at Loyola Marymount University, has received a fellowship to study at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences for the 2016-17 academic year.
Founded in 1954, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration among top scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Wang is one of 38 fellows in the 2016-17 class, and the only one to represent a Catholic university. Within the cohort, she is one of five Berggruen Fellows affiliated with the Berggruen Center for Philosophy and Culture, which explores both the theory and the practice of cross-cultural ideas concerning key questions of our time.
Wang’s research at CASBS will bring into dialogue ancient Chinese philosophy and western feminist thought. She plans to build on her comprehensive and influential scholarship in Chinese philosophy and the yinyang theory by bringing it into conversation with feminist philosophy, centered on the themes of hierarchy and equality.
Wang 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). Wang was credited as Cultural Consultant in the 2010 remake of “The Karate Kid.”