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Dr. Fenggang Yang in 2011

New Book by Fenggang Yang
"Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule"

2013 Purdue Global China Forum -- The Social Basis for China's Democratization

George Hong, YU Jie, WANG Yi and Fenggang Yang (from left to right)       January 8, 2013

2012 Purdue Global China Forum -- Directions and Options of Chinese Democratization

George Hong, Yawei Liu, HU Wei, LI Weidong, ZHOU Hucheng, ZHAO Kejin (from left to right) November 4, 2012

Hosts "Chinese Delegations Observe The U.S. Election"

With The Carter Center

CSSP 2012 Research Training Workshop

The Third Research Training Workshop of Chinese Spirituality and Society Program was held at Purdue University, July 23 to August 16, 2012

Purdue University President France Córdova visits CRCS

Irwin Weiser (Dean of the College of Liberal Arts), Fenggang Yang (Director of CRCS), Provost Tim Sands, Bert Useem (Head of the Department of Sociology), and President France Córdova

The 7th Symposium of the Social Scientific Study of Religion in China

"Ecology of Religion" Session

2010 Purdue Global China Forum -- Photo Exhibition

Stranger No More: Village Churches on the Good Earth of the Sacred Land

2009 Purdue Global China Forum -- A Symposium about Images of China

Don Mitchell, Fenggang Yang and John Berthrong (from left to right)

2008 Beijing Summit

Dr. Fenggang Yang, CRCS Director, in the opening remarks


The Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue has been established to advance the social scientific study of religion in Chinese societies and among the Chinese in diasporas. Both of the words “Chinese” and “religion” are inclusive here. We are interested in all religions and spiritualities practiced by the Chinese anywhere in the world, and being Chinese in the global era means being cosmopolitan and going beyond existing boundaries. We hope that our research projects and scholarly exchanges will help to deepen scholarly understanding of Chinese religions, and will enhance mutual understanding of Chinese and American peoples. We would like the CRCS to become a bridge – a bridge between scholars at Purdue and scholars in other parts of the United States, a bridge between Chinese and American scholars across the Pacific, and a bridge between scholars and the public through media, symposia, lectures, and publications. We hope CRCS will serve the scholarly community of Chinese religions in the global village.

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