Fonds 2136 - Julia Ching fonds

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CA ON00357 2136

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Julia Ching fonds

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  • 1970–2000 (Creation)

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36 cm of textual records

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(1934-2001)

Biographical history

Julia Ching was a Victoria University professor and an internationally recognized expert on neo-Confucian philosophy and religion. Born in Shanghai in 1934, she grew up there and in Hong Kong before fleeing China during World War II. She was a student at the College of New Rochelle in New York, and then became an Ursuline nun for twenty years. She resumed her studies at the Catholic University of America (M.A.), and then at the Australian National University (Ph.D. 1972). After teaching at Columbia University (1973–1975) and Yale University (1975–1978) she joined the faculty at Victoria University in 1978, becoming a Professor of Religious Studies/Study of Religion, 1981–1995, and then a University Professor of Philosophy, 1995 until her death in 2001. Dr. Ching was very active in the academic world, publishing widely and a contributing member of many organizations. She was also in demand as a consultant and interviewee concerning news relating to China. She was survived by her husband, academic colleague Willard Oxtoby, who died in 2003.

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Fonds consists of correspondence/subject files, 1970-2000; includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports, programmes, newsletters, clippings and other published material relating to professional colleagues, theologian Hans Kung, the Royal Society of Canada, career at University of Toronto, publishing, conferences and other academic events, organizations, translation work, work done for legal cases, and various scholarly and religious issues.

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  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German

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