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WEI Dedong

Dedong Wei
Dedong Wei

 

 

 

Associate Professor at Renmin University

 

 

 

WEI Dedong is Associate Professor at Renmin University of China. He received his B.A. from the Department of Philosophy at Nankai University in 1986, and M.A. and Ph. D. from the Department of Philosophy at Renmin University of China in 1994 and 1997 respectively. He worked as an editor of the Morality and Civilization magazine at the Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences from 1986 to 1991. He was Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of World Religions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences from 1997 to 2002. From March 2002 to present, he has been teaching at the Department of Religious Studies of the College of Philosophy, Renmin University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University, from September 2007 to May 2008. His major areas of research interest include the sociology of religion and Buddhist studies. His major publications include “On Religious Market Theory,” and “Ecological Views in Buddhism,” etc. He has been the co-organizer (with Fenggang Yang) of the annual Summer Institute and Symposium for the Social Scientific Study of Religion since 2004, and a columnist for the Religion Weekly of the China Nationalities Newspaper.

 

 
 
 
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