Youru Wang is Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, Rowan University, USA. He got his PhD degree from Religion Department, Temple University, USA. His specialized area includes philosophical interpretations of Chan Buddhist thought, Chinese Buddhist thought and early Daoist thought, and comparative studies between Chinese philosophy/religious thought and Western philosophy/theology. His major publications include Linguistic Strategies in Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism—the Other Way of Speaking (Routleldge 2003), Deconstruction and the Ethical in Asian Thought (ed.) (Routledge 2007), and Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism (Rowman and Littlefield 2017). His articles have appeared in leading journals in related academic fields. He is also a member of the editorial board for the Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy published by Springer.
Sandra A. Wawrytko, B.A. in philosophy, Knox College; M.A. & Ph.D. in Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis; Director of Center for Asian & Pacific Studies, and Professor in the Department of Philosophy, San Diego State University; specialization: Buddhist and Daoist epistemology and aesthetics in the context of neuroscience; plus over 30 years of experience traveling and teaching in Asia, including intensive summer classes in Buddhism at Tsung Lin University, Taiwan. Recent publications: “Buddhist Nondualism: Deconstructing Gender and Other Delusions of the Discriminating Mind,” in Chinese Philosophy and Gender Studies (Bloomsbury, 2016); Editor, Asian Thought and Culture series, Peter Lang (more than 60 volumes); forthcoming “Women on Love—Idealization in the Philosophies of Diotima (Symposium) and Murasaki Shikibu (The Tale of Genji),” Philosophy East and West, 2018. Recent research/course offerings include Global Aesthetics, Asian Models of Leadership, the Neuroscience of Buddhism, and Dissent through Sex and Satire.