Visiting Scholars

CRCS hosts visiting scholars (faculty or Ph.D. candidates) interested in the social scientific study of religion.  The visiting scholar is expected to audit some courses at Purdue University, engage in scholarly research and writing, give one or more lectures at Purdue, and seek opportunities to exchange with other scholars in the study of religion and/or participate in the annual meetings of the Association for the Sociology of Religion and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. For application information…


BI Geng (August 2013-January 2014)

Associate professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Specialization: religious culture and communication

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LI Jian (August 2013-August 2014)

Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences, Shanghai University

LIAO Yang (August 2013-August 2014)

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Public Management, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
Specialization: religion and ethnic relation; Chinese fork religion and traditional society; ethnic societies and culture of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

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XIA Changqi (August 2013-August 2014)

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Wuhan University, China
Specialization: sociology of religion

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ZHANG Kai (August 2013-August 2014)

Criminal defense lawyer in Beijing
Specialization: criminal defense, church-state relations

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LI Qiong (January 2013-January 2014)

Associate Professor, Social and Public Administration School, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
Specialization: sociological research on religion and social conflicts in China

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WANG Ling (January-June 2013)

Associate Senior Journalist of China Business News
Specialization: The population policy of China; the influence of one-child policy on economy, education and the whole society; the fertility values of different generations

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HEI Ying (October 2012-August 2013)

Ph.D. Candidate, School of Philosophy and Religious studies, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China
Specialization: Islamic philosophy; religious identity; and interactions between universal religion and local culture

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WANG Chao (August 2012-August 2013)

Associate Research Fellow, Northwest Ethnology Center, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China
Specialization: Islam on Hui Muslim in China; the relation between Islam and Christianity in Northwest of China in 1840-1949

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LU Yuqin (July 2012-July 2013)

Professor, Department of History, Yancheng Teachers University, Yancheng, Jiangsu, China
Specialization: modern politics and society of China (1840-1949); educational theory of Qian Mu; American missionaries and modern Jiangsu Province

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NIE Hongping (June 2012-June 2013)

Associate Professor, School of History and Culture, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Specialization: Northwest Frontier nationalities; contemporary Christianity in Northwest China

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HUANG Rui (March 2012-Sept. 2012)

Associate Professor, School of Management, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China
Specialization: human resource management; entrepreneurship

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Yuting Wang (July 2011- Dec. 2011)

Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, American University of Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates 

Specialization: religion and immigrants; Muslims

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CHEN Shengbo (July 2011-July 2012)

Associate Professor, School of Philosophy and Sociology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.
Specialization: Chinese philosophy; Christianity in Northwest of China.

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WANG Ding-an (July 2011-July 2012)

Lecturer, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China

Specialization: comparative literature and religion

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QIAN Zaijian (Jan. 2011-Aug. 2011)

Professor, School of Public Administration, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China

Specialization: applied sociology; public policy analysis; public management

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SHAO Zhengkun (Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012)

Associate Professor, Institute of Ancient Books, Jilin University, Changchun, China
Specialization: Buddhism and Taoism in family of ancient China; social assistance based on religon 

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CAO Yuanming (Aug. 2010-Nov. 2010)

College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University.

CAO Yuanming is teacher at the College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University. He obtained his bachelor degree from Nanjing Arts Institute, and master degree in Religious Studies from Nanjing University.

Huawei Li

LI Huawei (Sept. 2009-Sept. 2010)

Ph.D Candidate, Department of Religious Studies, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Specialization: sociology of religion; Christianity

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Ying Liu

LIU Ying (Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010)

Ph.D. Candidate, College of Philosophy and Sociology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Specialization:cultural philosophy; values and cultural problems

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LI Xiaodong (Feb. 2008-Feb. 2009)

Professor, College of Philosophy and Sociology & the Research Center on Value and Culture, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Specialization: social and political philosophy; values & cultural Problems; moral education.

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Xiaoqun WU

WU Xiaoqun (Feb. –July, 2008)

Professor, Department of Folkloric, Henan University, Kaifeng, China
Specialization: folk religion

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Liping LIANG

LIANG Liping (March-July, 2008)

Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China

Specialization:  sociology of religion; interactions between religion and politics

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Qingxiang GUO

GUO Qingxiang (Aug. 2007-Aug. 2008)

Professor, Department of Philosophy, Renmin University, Beijing, China
Specialization: traditional ethics in China; comparative ethics; religious ethics

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Haitao LIU

LIU Haitao (Jan.-May, 2006)

Editor, Minzu Press, Beijing, China

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