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    Professor Book Featured by Oxford University Press

    “The Confucian Four Books for Women,” a book translation by Ann Pang-White, Ph. D., professor of philosophy and director of the Asian Studies Program at The University of Scranton, was selected to be featured in a digital campaign for Oxford University Press called “Philosophy in Focus” for the month of March.
    March 15, 2022

    A book translated by Ann Pang-White, Ph. D., professor of philosophy and director of the Asian Studies Program at The University of Scranton, was selected to be featured in a philosophy digital campaign for Oxford University Press called “Philosophy in Focus.”

    Dr. Pang-White’s translation of the book “The Confucian Four Books for Women: A New Translation of the Nü Sishu and the Commentary of Wang Xiang” is included in the recommended reading section of the Oxford University Press campaign’s website and in its social media for March, which focused on the theme of feminism in recognition of Women History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8).

    The philosophy digital campaign by Oxford University Press hosts a selection of “high-quality, thought provoking free content around a particular theme” each month with aim of expanding the reach, engagement and awareness of featured books within in the philosophy community.

    “The Confucian Four Books for Women,” published by Oxford University Press in 2018 and translated with introductions, annotations and notes by Dr. Pang-White, is the first complete English translation of the Nü Shishu and the commentary of Wang Xiang. The 16th century book is a female counterpart to the Sishu (Four Books) compiled by Zhu Xi. It includes four books by five women authors over a span of 1,600 years and provides a look at the history and evolution of Chinese women’s writing, education, identity and philosophical discourse.

    Dr. Pang-White joined the faculty at Scranton in 1997. She received the University’s 2010 and 2017 Provost Award for Excellence in Advancing Global Learning. In 2011, she guided the Asian Studies Program in receiving the Bringing the World to Pennsylvania: K-16 Collaborative Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Council for International Education.

    Dr. Pang-White’s has published numerous articles in scholarly journals related to her research interests in interdisciplinary aspects of Chinese philosophy and Western theories on metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy and women. Her book “The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender” was published in 2016.

    Dr. Pang-White earned her bachelor’s degree from Tung-Hai University in Taiwan, her master’s degree from the University of South Carolina–Columbia and her doctorate from Marquette University.

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