The latest book by philosophy professor and coordinator of Catholic Studies, Dr. William Sweet, recently launched in Boston, has been published simultaneously in Chinese and English. The book 'Care of Self and Meaning of Life: Asian and Christian Reflections' was published recently as a special issue of *Universitas* by Fu Jen University Press in Taiwan, and as part of the ‘Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change’ series by the Council for Research and Values in Philosophy in Washington, D.C. Together with Taiwanese scholar, Dr Hsiao-Hui Huang of Soochow University, Dr. Sweet invited scholars from China, Taiwan, France, and Italy to join them to focus on the perennial question of the meaning of life but in a way that also addressed the broader issue of care of self. The result was a unique volume that both engages current philosophical debate in the Western world, and draws on international insights from East Asian traditions, while also being informed by research in psychology, traditional and contemporary medicine, and politics. Interestingly is the close collaboration between academics from both mainland China and Taiwan. “The approaches to questions of meaning and the quest for meaning may seem to vary significantly between Asian and Christian traditions,” said Dr. Sweet. “This is in part a matter of the different methods and the different ways in which people come to acquire some insight on these issues. In particular, Asian traditions draw systematically and consistently on classical texts, while Western authors tend to focus on much more recent debates in Europe and the Americas of the past 100 years.” There are important parallels between Asian approaches and those in recent philosophy, he added. Among the results of this volume is an original way of bringing diverse traditions into contact and laying the groundwork for new research in an area often left on the margins of scholarship. According to Dr. Sweet, the issues discussed in this volume are particularly relevant to contemporary debates in bio-medical ethics and the ethics of care. Dr. Sweet notes that one of the key values that appears in the ethics codes of healthcare professionals is ‘compassionate care.’ What this means concretely, and how a person can demonstrate this care, are tied to larger questions about the dignity of the human person, the right to respect, and the meaningfulness of one’s life. This is the third book by Dr. Sweet that has been translated into Chinese. The first two were initially published in English, but only later published in Beijing. One of his earlier books, entitled *Idealism and Rights,* is currently being translated into Chinese.