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Fenggang Yang

Please join me in congratulating Professor Fenggang Yang, Professor of  Sociolgy and Director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society, who has received a grant of $3.5 million dollars from the John Templeton Foundation.  Fenggang will be the Principal Investigator for “Chinese Religious Markets and Spiritual Capital: A Research and Field Development Initiative” that will begin in August. The three-year project, which partners with Chung Chi College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, will map the religious landscape of China using GIS technologies and spatial statistics; assess spiritual capital in the emerging civil society; and establish a new journal where first-rate research can be published. Assistant Research Professor Jonathan Pettit from the Department of Sociology and Associate Director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society is a co-PI on the project.

Congratulations Fenggang!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts