Linyu Gu (Editor)
Feminity and Feminism: Chinese and Contemporary [A Special Issue of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy]
Reviewed by Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee, 2012

Hypatia 27.2 (2012): 449-455
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Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii—West Oahu. She is the author of Confucianism and Women: A Philosophical Interpretation (2006); “A Feminist Appropriation of Confucianism,” in Confucianism in Context: Classic Philosophy and Contemporary Issues, East Asia and Beyond, ed. Wonsuk Chang and Leah Kalmanson (2010); “How do We Beat the Bitch?” in Beyond “Burning Bras”: Feminist Activism for Everyone, ed. Laura Finley and Emily Reynolds Stringer (2010), and “Confucian Care: A Hybrid Feminist Ethics” in Liberating Traditions: Essays in Feminist Comparative Philosophy, ed. Ashby Butnor and Jen McWeeny (forthcoming). (

My hope is that feminism, with its intent of abolishing women's oppression, can make use of all conceptual resources in human traditions, be they from East or West, North or South.