Author to Discuss Yinyang at University


Author Robin R. Wang, Ph.D., will discuss interpretations of the yinyang and its application in gender dynamics, culinary arts and essential facets of life at The University of Scranton Tuesday, March 4. The lecture, which is based on Dr. Wang’s book “Yinyang: The Way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture,” commemorates International Women’s Day.

The lecture, which is presented free of charge and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center.

Dr. Wang is the Daum Professor of Philosophy and director of Asian Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Calif.  She has published extensively in areas of Chinese philosophy, comparative philosophy, and philosophy of women. Her books include “Yinyang: The Way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture,” “Internal Alchemy: Self, Society and the Quest for Immortality,” “Chinese Philosophy in an Era of Globalization,” and “Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period to the Song Dynasty.” Dr. Wang also served as a cultural consultant for the 2010 film “The Karate Kid.”

The lecture is co-presented by the Asian Studies Program, the Jane Kopas Women’s Center and the Taiwan Ministry of Culture.

For additional information, contact the University’s Asian Studies Office at 570-941-7643, Ann Pang-White, Ph.D., director of Asian studies and professor of philosophy, at, or Justine Johnson, director of Jane Kopas Women’s Center, at

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