College of Humanities

Dao Becomes Female and Its Discontentment - Presented by Dr. Robin Wang

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:45pm to 2:45pm

Whitsett Room (Sierra Hall 451), roof access

This talk will take the femininity/feminine/female as a center stage to investigate Daoist thought and its possible contribution to contemporary feminist critiques.

Robin R Wang is Robert H. Taylor Professor in Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and 2016-2017 Berggruen Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) 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 done some fieldworks on contemporary female Daoists around China and became one of the most important scholars in the field of Daoist Philosophy and Gender.

This event is sponsored by CSUN China Institute, the Department of Philosophy, and the College of Humanities. It is free and open to the public. A campus map is available at this link,, and public parking is available on campus ( Please contact Dr. Weimin Sun at (818-677-6461) for more information.