Confucianism and Ecology Conference Participants
Joseph A. Adler is an associate professor of religion at Kenyon College. He received his Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author, with PeterK. Bol, Kidder Smith, Jr., and Don J. Wyatt, of Sung Dynasty Uses of the I Ching (Princeton University Press, 1990), and co-chair of the Confucian Traditions Group of the American Academy of Religion.
John Berthrong is Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs and Director of the Institute for Dialogue Among Religious Traditions at the Boston University School of Theology. Active in interfaith dialogue projects and programs, his teaching and research interests are in the areas of interreligious dialogue, Chinese religions, and comparative theology. His most recent books are All under Heaven: Transforming Paradigms in Confucian-Christian Dialogue and The Transformations of the Confucian Way. Forthcoming is a comparison of the notion of creative transformation, Concerning Creativity in the Thought of Chu Hsi, A.N. Whitehead, and R.C. Neville, from SUNY Press. He is coeditor with Mary Evelyn Tucker of Confucianism and Ecology, also in the Religions of the World and Ecology series.
Chung-ying Cheng is a professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He is the editor of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy and the author of Peirce's and Lewis' Theories of Induction (Martinus Nijhoff, 1969), Tai Chen's Inquiry into Goodness (The East-West Center Press, 1971), Philosophical Aspects of the Mind-Body Problem (University Press of Hawaii, 1975), New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy (State University of New York Press, 1991), and, in Chinese, C Theory: Philosophy of Management in the I Ching (Sanmin, 1995) and On Spirits of Chinese and Western Philosophies (Dongfang, 1997).
Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus at Columbia University, as well as director of Heyman Center for the Humanities. He is the author or editor of more than two dozen works on Asian civilizations, including Waiting for the Dawn (Columbia University Press, 1993), The Trouble with Confucianism (Harvard University Press, 1991), Confucianism and Human Rights (Columbia University Press, 1998), and Asian Values and Human Rights (Harvard University Press, 1998).
Seiko Gotø received her Ph.D. in Japanese garden history from Chiba University in 1997, after earning a master's degree from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. She is a landscape architect and teaches at the Kasei Gakuin University, Tokyo. She is currently visiting at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto.
Philip J. Ivanhoe has published work on topics in religious studies, philosophy, and Asian studies. He is the author of Ethics in the Confucian Tradition: The Thought of Mencius and Wang Yang-ming (Scholar's Press, 1990) and Confucian Moral Self-Cultivation (P. Lang, 1993), editor of Chinese Language, Thought, and Culture (Open Court, 1996), and coeditor (with Paul Kjellberg) of Essays on Skepticism, Relativism, and Ethics in the Zhuangzi (State University of New York Press, 1996). He is currently an associate professor in the Departments of Asian Languages and Cultures and Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Michael C. Kalton received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in the joint fields of comparative religion and East Asian languages and civilizations. He is professor and director of the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He is the author and translator of books and articles dealing with Korean Neo-Confucianism, including To Become a Sage: The Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning by Yi T'oegye (Columbia University Press, 1988) and The Four- Seven Debate: An Annotated Translation of the Most Famous Controversy in Korean Neo- Confucian Thought (State University of New York Press, 1994).
Heup Young Kim is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Kang Nam University, Kyonggi-do, Korea, and a 1997-98 senior fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions. He received his M.Div. and Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary and Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union. He has published a book Wang Yang-ming and Karl Barth: A Confucian-Christian Dialogue (University Press of America, 1996). Kim is currently working on two book projects entitled Christo-tao: A Christology from an East Asian Perspective and Yi T'oegye and John Calvin: A Confucian-Christian Comparative Study.
Toshio Kuwako is a professor of value structure in the Department of Value and Decision Science, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is the author of Energeia: The Creation of Aristotle's Philosophy (University of Tokyo Press, 1993), The Philosophy of Ch'i Phase (Shinyosha, 1996), and Space and Body: A New Perspective on Philosophical Investigation (Toshindo, 1998).
Huey-li Li has lived most of her life in Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in the philosophy of education. She is currently an assistant professor of educational philosophy at the University of Akron. She has published articles on ecofeminism, ethical foundations of environmental education, and teacher education.
Robert Cummings Neville is professor of philosophy, religion, and theology and dean of the School of Theology at Boston University and has been president of the American Academy of Religion and the International Society for Chinese Philosophy. His works treating Confucianism and/or ecology include Reconstruction of Thinking (1981), The Tao and the Daimon (1982), The Puritan Smile (1987), Recovery of the Measure (1989), Behind the Masks of God (1991), Normative Cultures (1995), and The Truth of Broken Symbols (1996), all from the State University of New York Press.
Young-chan Ro is an associate professor of religious studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, George Mason University. He is the author of The Korean Neo- Confucianism of Yi Yulgok (State University of New York Press, 1989) and coauthor of The Four-Seven Debate: An Annotated Translation of the Most Famous Controversy in Korean Neo- Confucianism (State University of New York Press, 1994).
Lawrence Sullivan is director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School. He took his Ph.D. in the history of religions from the University of Chicago, under the direction of Victor Turner and Mircea Eliade, and later taught on the faculty there. He has special research interest in the religious life of native peoples of South America, about which he wrote a book entitled Icanchu's Drum which was awarded a prize for the best book in philosophy and religion from the Association of American Publishers, and lived among the Nahuatlecos in the state of Hidalgo in Mexico. He edited the Encyclopedia of Religion published by Macmillan. He has served as President of the American Academy of Religions, the 8,000-member professional organization of those who teach about religion in North American colleges and universities.
Rodney L. Taylor is a professor of religious studies and associate dean of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His books include: The Cultivation of Sagehood as a Religious Goal in Neo-Confucianism: A Study of Selected Writings of Kao P'an-lung, 15621626 (Scholars Press, 1978), (with F. M. Denny) The Holy Book in Comparative Perspective (University of South Carolina Press, 1985), The Way of Heaven: An Introduction to the Confucian Religious Life (Brill, 1986), The Confucian Way of Contemplation: Okada Takehiko and the Tradition of Quiet-Sitting (University of South Carolina Press, 1988), (with J. Watson) They Shall Not Hurt: Human Suffering and Human Caring (Colorado Associated University Press, 1989), The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism (State University of New York Press, 1990), and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Chinese Confucianism (forthcoming).
Mary Evelyn Tucker is a professor of religion at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in world religions, Asian religions, and religion and ecology. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in the history of religions specializing in Confucianism in Japan. She has published Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism (SUNY, 1989). She co-edited Worldviews and Ecology (Orbis Books, 1994) with John Grim, Buddhism and Ecology (Harvard/CSWR, 1997) with Duncan Williams, Confucianism and Ecology: The Interrelation of Heaven, Earth, and Humans (CSWR, 1998) with John Berthrong, and Hinduism and Ecology (forthcoming) with Christopher Key Chapple. She and John Grim are directing the series of twelve conferences on Religions of the World and Ecology at Harvard's Center for the Study of World Religions. They are also editors for a series on Ecology and Justice from Orbis Press.
Tu Weiming is Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy at Harvard University and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has taught at Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley and has lectured at Peking University, Taiwan University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of Paris. He is currently the Director of the Harvard Yenching Institute. His research interests are Confucian thought, Chinese intellectual history, Asian philosophy, and comparative religion. Among his many books are Confucian Thought: Selfhood as Creative Transformation (1985) and Way, Learning, and Politics: Essays on the Chinese Intellectual (1989) and editor of China in Transformation (1994) and The Living Tree: Changing Meaning of Being Chinese Today (1995).
Robert Weller is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University. His work centers on the relationships between culture and environmental change in China and Taiwan, especially in religions and in civic organizations. He is author of Unities and Diversities in Chinese Religions (Macmillan, 1987) and Resistance, Chaos and Control in China (University of Washington Press, 1994).