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GAO Shining

Shining Gao
Shining Gao

 

 

 

Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of World Religions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

 

 

GAO Shining is Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of World Religions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She was one of the first cohort of graduate students in the sociology of religion after China’s reforms launched in 1979. Since the late 1980s she has translated and introduced major western works on the sociology of religion into China. Her major publications include: The Marxist View of Religion and its Developing Tendency; First Explorations of New Religions; The Sociology of Religion; Christianity and Christians in Contemporary Beijing. She is author of over 50 articles. Her major translated works in the field of Sociology of Religion include: The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion, A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural , A History of Thought of the Sociology of Religion, The Future of Religion.

 

 
 
 
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