On this holiday weekend, Professor Jung Kwon, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, will complete our intellectual journey to Northern Asia that we began with Robin Wang, in a lecture on Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shintoism.

We know her as Jung, but Professor Kwon teaches in the Philosophy Department at California State University Dominguez Hills, in Carson, CA.

Jung teaches philosophy courses with sober titles like “Values and Society,” “Humanity,” “Nature and God,” “Critical Reasoning,” “Asian Philosophy”, Death and Dying.

Prior to joining the faculty at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Jung taught at Humboldt State and Cal State Long Beach, after earning her Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo.

With an academic specialization in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Mind, she published articles on nature of aesthetic experience, cinematic spectatorship, and presented papers on Buddhism and spiritual practice.

Her enduring interest in Buddhism and Asian philosophy shifted her focus of interest from the Western intellectual tradition to the Eastern wisdom tradition, resulting in her first philosophy anthology coming out in August titled “Compassionate Socrates”.

Jung believes that philosophy best serves as an instrument of self-knowledge and ongoing pursuit of freedom from what we think we are.