Han, Béatrice 1963–

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Han, Béatrice 1963–

PERSONAL: Born May 16, 1963, in Paris, France; daughter of René (a writer) and Danièle (a pharmacist; maiden name, Dupont) Han; married Edward Pile (an artist), May 19, 2001. Ethnicity: "Half French, half Chinese." Education: École Normale Supérieure, Paris, graduated, 1983; University of Paris XII, doctorate, 1995.

ADDRESSES: Home—Elm Cottage, 9 Park Rd., Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9NG, England. Office—Department of Philosophy, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, England; fax: 01-206-873377. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: University of Paris IV, Sorbonne, Paris, France, assistant, 1987–91; University of Reims, Reims, France, assistant, 1992–95; University of Amiens, Amiens, France, assistant, 1996–97; University of Essex, Colchester, England, reader, 1997–.

AWARDS, HONORS: Award from Arts and Humanities Research Board, 2003.


L'ontologie manquée de Michel Foucault, Editions Jérôme Millon (Grenoble, France), 1998.

Foucault's Critical Project: Between the Transcendental and the Historical, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 2002.

Transcendence without Religion, Routledge (New York, NY), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Heidegger, Authenticity, and Modernity: Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus, Volume 1, edited by M. Wrathall, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1999; Nietzsche and the Divine, edited by J. Lippitt and J. Urpeth, Clinamen Press (London, England), 2000; Religion, edited by J. Faul-coner, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 2003; Companion to Modern French Thought, Fitzroy (London, England), 2004; The Blackwell Companion to Existentialist Philosophy, Blackwell, 2004; The Blackwell Companion to Heidegger, Blackwell, 2005; and The Cambridge Companion to Foucault, Cam-bridge, 2005. Contributor to academic journals, including Epoche, Journal of the Institute of Romance Studies, La Recherche Photographique, and Kairos.

SIDELIGHTS: Béatrice Han told CA: "My writing process includes a long research time, during which I gather material and think about it. Then comes a very intensive writing period, with a first draft that will need modification. I researched Foucault's Critical Project: Between the Transcendental and the Historical for a few years and wrote the book in exactly nine months, writing every day without interruption. I am driven by a desire to understand some aspects of the world and times I live in and to communicate this understanding to others."