Sellmann, James D. 1956-

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SELLMANN, James D. 1956-


Born August 14, 1956, in Niagara Falls, NY; son of Richard W. (in water treatment business) and Maryann (a librarian; maiden name, Santangelo) Sellmann; married, July 19, 1981; wife's name Roni S. (a professor). Ethnicity: "German-Polish-American." Education: University of Hawaii, M.A., 1981, M.A., 1983, Ph.D., 1990. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, camping.


Office—College of Arts and Sciences, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam 96923. E-mail—[email protected].


Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, instructor in philosophy and religion, 1981, 1984-92; University of Guam, Mangilao, professor of Chinese philosophy, 1992—, associate dean of arts and sciences, 2002—. Guam Humanities Council, member of board of directors, 2003—.


Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, American Philosophical Association.


Timing and Rulership in Master Lu's Spring and Autumn Annals, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2002.

Contributor to encyclopedias. Contributor of articles, translations, and reviews to periodicals, including Environmental Ethics, Asian Culture Quarterly, Philosophy East and West, and International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. Member of editorial board, About Philosophy, 1999-2000.


Philosophical Fragments of Master Shi, completion expected in 2005; translating Feng Youlan's New Edition of the History of Chinese Philosophy, with others.


James D. Sellmann told CA: "My motivation to write is to disseminate knowledge. I began publishing articles as an undergraduate student and continued. Of course the tenure and promotion process played its role, but even as a full professor and as an administrator I continue to write and publish. I draw my inspiration from Chinese, Asian, and comparative philosophy, literature, and history. I am inspired by the unique aspects of Asian and Chinese cultures. Sometimes topics in the courses I teach stimulate my desire to write an article; sometimes I am invited to prepare a book review or an encyclopedia article."