Professor of Sociology and Ph. D. Advisor;
Associate Dean of the College of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University
FAN Lizhu is Professor of Sociology and Ph. D. Advisor, and Associate Dean of the College of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University. For many years she has engaged in the historical and ethnographic studies of Chinese folk religious beliefs, the exploration of theories on the sociology of religion, and the study of the trends of folk religious beliefs in modern Chinese society. She has published Contemporary World Religious Studies (co-authored with Whiteheads), and Changes of Religious Beliefs among Contemporary Chinese People. She is the co-editor of a book series: “Research on Folk Cultures in Rural North China” (Xianghe Volume, Baoding Volume, Handan Volume, Gu-anVolume). She is the translator of C. K. Yang’s book Religion in Chinese Society. She has more than 30 articles published on top journals in China and abroad such as the China Quarterly and Journal of Chinese Religion. Currently she is the Director of a research project funded by the Ford Foundation, studying the participation of folk religious organizations in modern social life in rural Hebei and Zhejiang.