Purdue University College of Liberal Art

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