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Graduate students Jiayin Hu and Brian McPhail presented papers at 2018 annual conference of The Association for the Sociology of Religion in Philadelphia on August 11-13, 2018.
Professor Zhang Chunli, Director of Center of Contemporary Religion and Social Security at the People’s Public Security University of China, visited our center on July 26-31, 2018, presented her research on cults and religious radicalism in China, and had in-depth and frank discussions on related issues with CRCS members.
Fenggang Yang, the president of The East Asia of Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, delivered a presidential speech Religion in the Global East: Challenges and Opportunities for the Social Scientific Study of Religio at the inaugural conference in Singapore on July 3, 2018.
Graduate students Jiayin Hu and Brian McPhail presented papers at EASSSR conference in Singapore on July 3-5, 2018.
Dr. Fenggang Yang was invited to conference on “Sinizication” of Religion in China: From Above and Below, hosted by the Fudan-UC Center, co-sponsored by UC San Diego Program for the Study of Religion, on March 21, 2018.
Dr. Fuk-tsang Ying, Directory of Divinity School of Chung Chi College at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, visited CRCS from March 14 to March 22. He gave a talk on the current situation of Christianity in China, and China-Vatican relations at the Center.
CRCS visiting scholars, Wang Jing and Liao Xianghui presented their researches at the Purdue International Scholar Research Symposium on March 14, 2018.
Dr. Fenggang Yang gave a public speech at “Public Religion from West to East”, hosted by Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University on February 21, 2018.
Graduate research assistant Brian McPhail gave a presentation on Atheist Privilege, Religious Penalty? The Socioeconomic Consequences of Religiosity in Contemporary China at The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2017 Annual Conference, in Washington, DC on October 14, 2017.
Graduate research assistant Jiayin Hu gave a presentation on Grace Swallows up Race: Racial Integration within the Local Churches in the United States in the 1960s70s at The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2017 Annual Conference, in Washington, DC on October 14, 2017.
Dr. Fenggang Yang and Dr. Luke Chao gave a presentation on Measuring Religiosity in a Religiously Diverse Society: The Case of China at The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2017 Annual Conference, in Washington, DC on October 13, 2017.
Dr. Fenggang Yang attended Survey Research and the Study of Religion in East Asia Conference in Washington, DC on October 11-12, 2017. The conference was organized by The Pew Research Center.
Dr. Fenggang Yang gave a presentation at the conference on Reformation 500 & Social Transformation in Virginia, September 22-24, 2017.
Dr. Fenggang Yang gave a presentation on Agency-Driven Secularization and Chinese Experiments in Multiple Modernities at The Symposium on A Secular Age beyond the West: Modes of Secularity in Asia, held in Hanover, Germany on September 13-15, 2017.
Dr. Fenggang Yang delivered a keynote speech Religion in the Global East: Challenges and Opportunities for the Social Scientific Study of Religion at The international conference on Changing Religious Landscape in Contemporary East Asia in Hong Kong, July 11-13, 2017.
Dr. Fenggang Yang participated 5th Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture on June 1-4, 2017.
Dr. Fenggang Yang attended Symposium of “What Is To Be Done? Responding to the Global Persecution of Christians” at the National Press Club on April 20, 2017.
Dr. Fenggang Yang gave a talk on The Protestant Churches in Contemporary China at “The symposium of A Relationship in Transition: the Christian Church and China” held at Baylor University on March 13, 2017.
The International Panel on Social Progress author meeting was held in Lisbon, Portugal, January 26 to 28, 2017. Dr. Fenggang Yang attended meeting as one of the contributor to the chapter on Religions and Social Progress: Critical Assessments and Creative Partnerships.
The Atlas Project Advisory Meeting was held on September 26-27, 2016. The CRCS was honored to have Peter Bol and Lex Berman of Harvard University, David Bodenhamer of IUPUI, Jie Shan, Nicole Kong and Sorin Matei of Purdue University joining meeting and providing invaluable advice and suggestions for our project.
Dr. Fenggang Yang and Dr. Jonathan Pettit presented a paper Mapping Religions in Zhejiang, China at the conference of The Formation of Regional Religious Systems in Greater China in University of Arizona on April 6-8, 2016.
Dr. Fenggang Yang delivered keynote speech Mapping Chinese Spiritual Capital and Religious Markets at AAG annual meeting in San Francisco on March 31, 2016.
Dr. Jonathan Pettit presented a paper The Production of Sacred Maps in the Later Han Dynasty at Society for the Study of Early China Fourth Annual Conference in Seattle, WA on March 31, 2016.
On March 14, 2016, CRCS members visited New Harmony, Indiana, the home of the Utopian Society established by Robert Owen in 1825.
February, 2016, The Review of Religion and Chinese Society was accepted into the European Reference Index for the Humanities.
Dr. Jonathan Pettit gave a talk Remapping Antiquity: Books and Readers in Early Daoism at the Chinese Studies Colloquium in Purdue University on January 28, 2016.
Dr. Fenggang Yang delivered a keynote speech Chinese Christianity at the Crossroads, at Acton Institute China Seminar, January 27, 2016.
Dr. Fenggang Yang gave a Leonard C. Kercher Series Lecture Is China the New Roman Empire: The Rise of Christianity in China Today at Western Michigan University, January 26, 2016.

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