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Fenggang Yang

Fenggang Yang

Professor of Sociology and Director of Center on Religion and Chinese Society

Ph.D., Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (1997)

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religious change in China; immigrant religions in the U.S.

Fenggang Yang is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University, Indiana, USA. His research focuses on religious change in China and immigrant religions in the United States.  He is the author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule (2012) and Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities (1999), and the co-editor of six books. He has received two distinguished article awards, “The Red, Black, and Gray Markets of Religion in China” and “Transformations in New Immigrant Religions and Their Global Implications”(with Helen Rose Ebaugh). He has given many invited lectures and presentations at major universities and think-tanks, and has been interviewed by the National Public Radio, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, etc. He has served as an elected member of the councils of the ASA Sections of Religion and of Asia and Asian America, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Association for the Sociology of Religion. He is the Editor of the Review of Religion and Chinese Society, a journal to be launched in 2014.