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Hwa Yeong Wang


Hwa Yeong Wang (Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton) is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Georgetown University, specializing in Confucianism and its dialogue with feminism. Her research aims to show why versions of Confucian ideas and practices still challenge and inspire contemporary societies not only in the East and the East Asian diaspora but also people living in the modern cosmopolitan world. While at Georgetown, she is working in collaboration with Professor Philip J. Ivanhoe to produce an annotated translation and study of the works of two Korean women philosophers with the title, Korean Women Philosophers and the Ideal of a Female Sage: The Essential Writings of Im Yunjidang and Gang Jeongildang. Among her other projects is to revise and extend her dissertation, “Confucianism and Rituals for Women in Chosŏn Korea: A Philosophical Interpretation of Confucian Rites” into a book. In spring 2022, she will teach a course, “Intro to Korean Philosophy,” as a Doyle Seminar.