Symposium on Religion in China, July 13-15, 2007, Shanghai, China

April 4, 2007

This announcement below is for international scholars or scholars residing outside mainland China. Scholars in China should contact Professor Xiangping Li at Shanghai University.

Symposium on Religion in China, July 13-15, 2007, Shanghai, China

The Fourth International Symposium on the Social Scientific Study of Religion in China is to be held on July 13-15, 2007 at Shanghai University. The theme of the Symposium is “Religious identities, religious congregations, and social change.” The keynote speakers include

Dr. Nancy T. Ammerman (Professor of Sociology at Boston University, USA);

Dr. Grace Davie (Professor of Sociology at the University of Exeter, UK).

Participation in the Symposium is open to international scholars across different disciplines (for example, sociology, anthropology, history, political science, and economics). We welcome all proposals for presentation in the social scientific study of religion. We especially welcome proposals about religious identities, local religious groups (congregations), religion and economy, and empirical studies of religion among the Chinese (Chinese societies and diasporas).

Please submit the title and a detailed abstract by April 30, 2007. Notification of inclusion on the program will be made by May 15, 2007. Registration deadline is June 1, 2007. The complete paper is due by July 1, 2007. Total registration fee is $200, which covers hotel and meals and a banquet during the symposium. Presentation may be in English or Chinese, and interpretation between Chinese and English will be provided for the presentations.

In conjunction, the Fourth Summer Institute for the Social Scientific Study of Religion will be held on July 16-27, 2007, at Shanghai University. The Summer Institute participants are scholars and graduate students at Chinese universities, who are to attend the Symposium as well.

Proposals for presentation should be e-mailed to Dr. Fenggang Yang. Requests for additional information may be sent to Dr. Yang through e-mail or by phone: 765-494-2641. For information of previous symposia and summer institutes, you may visit the WebPages at

Fenggang Yang
Purdue University

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