Stand Tall, See Far, and Forge Ahead

登高望远 再接再厉

It has been ten years since the founding of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University. In the beginning, we set out to advance the social scientific study of religion in Chinese societies and among the Chinese diaspora. With the generous support of Purdue University, John Templeton Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, and many individuals, we have accomplished much. Highlighted here are some of the major milestones in the cultivation of this nascent field of inquiry: research projects, conferences, workshops, the new journal Review of Religion and Chinese Society, books and articles, and more.
To celebrate the past and to chart the future, we are organizing a series of symposia to review the state of the art in research on each of the major religions in “Global China.”
From the beginning, we have served as a bridge across the Pacific. Moving forward, we are broadening our mission to the “Global East.”
Fenggang Yang, Director
Center on Religion and Chinese Society

Symposia on Religions in “Global China”

January 7, 2018 Islam in China and Chinese Muslims American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
March 10, 2018 Christianity in China: the State of the Field and the Next Ten Years University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii
March 11, 2018 Confucianism and Daoism: From Max Weber to the Present University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii
April 28, 2018 Chinese Buddhism: From Holmes Welch to the Present Purdue University, Indiana
May 5, 2018 The Study of Chinese Minjian Religion: Reviewing the Field and Future Directions Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
March 20-May 10, 2018 The Religious Life of 21st Century China — Photo Contest and Exhibition Purdue University, Indiana
June 22-July 5, 2018 English Writing Workshop for the Social Scientific Study of Religion among the Chinese Singapore Management University, Singapore
July 3-5, 2018 Conference on Religiosity, Secularity, and Pluralism in the Global East Singapore Management University, Singapore

Lectures on Religions in “Global China” at Purdue University

February 9, 2018 Religion Surveys in Mainland China Weidong Wang
March 27, 2018 The Confucian Dream? Ian Johnson
April 5, 2018 The Changing Fortunes of Confucius, 1918-2018 Jeffrey Wasserstrom
April 13, 2018 Religion and the Rule of Law in China Peng Liu
April 20, 2018 The 1911 Revolution through Missionaries’ Eyes Jing Wang
September 21, 2018 Holy Faith and Family Rountines — The Integration of Religion into Local Society Xianghui Liao