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Fenggang Yang


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Fenggang Yang is a professor of sociology and the director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University. Yang is among the world’s leading scholars of religion in China and of immigrant religion in the United States. He has authored or co-edited numerous books, including Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule (2011); Social Scientific Studies of Religion in China: Methodology, Theories, and Findings (2011, with Graeme Lang); Confucianism and Spiritual Traditions in Modern China and Beyond (2011, with Joseph Tamney); State, Market, and Religions in Chinese Societies (2005, with Joseph Tamney); Asian-American Religions: The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries (2004, with Tony Carnes); and Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities (1999). Yang was also a part of the Christianity and Freedom Project headed by the Religious Freedom Project. He holds a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.

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