Workshops on Religion and International Affairs in Shanghai and Beijing
Interest in the intersection of religion and world affairs is growing around the world. With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Berkley Center's Tom Banchoff and Jose Casanova convened two workshops with Chinese colleagues at Shanghai and Beijing universities. Like two previous workshops in the series, one in Berlin (June 2010) and the other at Oxford (January 2011), the meetings in China addressed the shifting role of religious actors, issues, and ideas in international and transnational affairs. The Shanghai seminar compared the Chinese and American cases and the Beijing seminar, hosted by leading Confucian scholar Tu Weiming, addressed China's changing cultural identity in an increasingly global era.