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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  • Specialization

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

  • Fenggang Yang is Professor of Sociology, the founding Director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Religion and Chinese Society (launched in 2014) and the President (2014-15) of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. 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 ten books and a special issue of a journal. Among his numerous journal articles, two won distinguished article awards. He has given many invited lectures and keynote presentations at major universities and professional associations in the US, Asia and Europe. His media interviews have appeared on the National Public Radio, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Economist, CNN, BBC, etc.

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