Angle, S. C. (2008). Does Michigan Matter? Apa Newsletter On Asian And Asian-American Philosophers And Philosophie.
When I went off to graduate school, specialists in Chinese philosophy taught in philosophy departments at four significant graduate programs: University of Michigan, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and University of Hawai’i. Today, of those four programs, only Hawai’i — which in contrast to the other three, has not been viewed as a strong broad-based graduate program1 — still has specialists in Chinese philosophy. My question here is: does this matter, and if so, to whom?