Professor of Sociology;
Director of the Center for studies of Chinese Religion and Society (CSCRS) at Peking University
FANG Wen received his Ph.D. degree from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1994. He is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for studies of Chinese Religion and Society (CSCRS) at Peking University, and Ph. D. Advisor in the areas of social psychology and sociology of religion. His research interests include theoretical paradigms of contemporary social psychology, group process, inter-group process, and religious groups. He has received grants from China’s State Social Science Foundation (2000, 2003, and 2008) and from the Key (Key-grant) Projects of Chinese Ministry of Education (2006). His recent publications include: The Institution of Academic Disciplines and Social Identity (Renmin University Press, May 2008) and “Transformative Psychology: as Centered on Group Membership”, Chinese Social Sciences, 2008: 4.