With a master's degree in comparative education at East China Normal University and a Ph.D. in curriculum theory at Louisiana State University, Hongyu Wang has been engaged in cross-cultural curriculum inquiry for more than two decades. She has explored the educational and curriculum meanings of the third space in transforming the inner landscapes of educators and students in the international context. She has further travelled onto the pathways of nonviolence education for both inner peace and social change. Exploring the role of diversity in education, she is particularly interested in establishing mutually beneficial relational dynamics and building connections across differences. Imagining the non-bridge bridging between the Oedipal in the West and the Tao in the East, her work will take her to the individual and collective unconsciousness and  come out to meet contemporary Neo-Taoist concerns with organic healing and spiritual freedom.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Eastern philosophy of personhood and Western philosophy of subjectivity;
Psychoanalysis, analytic psychology, and organic healing;
Nonviolence education and mindful teaching;
Diversity and education;
Gender and curriculum
Transnational curriculum inquiry;
College curriculum studies and pedagogy
Personal Interests
Tai-ji,  Jungian dream group, tennis, gardening, and meditation