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The Birth of The Foundation


Fu Foundation LogoThe FU FOUNDATION, a tax-exempt foundation, was organized in 1997 in loving memory of the life and work of CHARLES WEI-HSUN FU (1933-1996), scholar and teacher extraordinaire. A native of Taiwan, Dr. FU graduated from Taiwan University with a degree in Philosophy, where he taught for several years. Later he continued his studies at UC Berkeley, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Illinois, completing a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

After 25 years at Temple University he took early retirement to serve as a founding member of the Fo Guang University faculty in Taiwan, directing the Institute of Life and Death Studies. His untimely death occurred at the peak of his professional career. As his legacy he left numerous publications in Chinese and English, from scholarly tomes to popular essays. He is perhaps best known for his ground breaking Chinese works:

  • The Life of Learning and the Learning of life: My Philosophical Development (1994)

  • Dignified Death and Dignified Life: From Thanatological Psychiatry to the Post-Traditional Learning of Life and Death (1993).

Dr. Fu was instrumental in bringing the work of other authors to the reading public through his nine series of Chinese and English language books, ranging from Asian Thought and Culture to Modern Buddhism, Current Global Trends,and Life-and-Death Studies.

Following the path blazed by Dr. FU, the Foundation seeks to support the comparative and intercultural study of Philosophy as well as bold new interpretations of Asian Philosophies, including Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism.

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