Michael Chan was a post-doctoral fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs during the 2016-2017 academic year. He is interested in how religious practice and institutions change and adapt within the modern era, with particular focus on the phenomenon of Buddhism resurgence in contemporary China and Taiwan. Since 2014, Chan has been an adjunct lecturer in Hong Kong teaching undergraduate courses on comparative religion and religion and contemporary issues. Apart from continuing his research on religion and modern culture, his research interest also stretches to pedagogical innovation and transferable skills in higher education; he has collaborated with the teaching and learning center at the University of Hong Kong on different teaching and learning enhancement projects. Chan received his Ph.D. in religious studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015.