The Birth of a New Religion
The development of the Confucian Congregation
in Southeast China

by Na Chen
April 10, 2013

This is an ethnographic study of an emerging religious group — Confucian Congregation (儒家道坛) — in Fujian Province, Southeast China. By examining the history, beliefs, rituals, organization and development strategy of Confucian Congregation, this study contributes to the understanding of the on-going religion revival movement in China.Dr. Na Chen received his academic degrees from Peking University, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. His research interest includes sociology of religion and intercultural communication. Over the last ten years Dr. Chen worked in Shanghai and was associate professor at Fudan University. He is currently visiting at Wabash College, Indiana.