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Religion in China is topic, Oct. 9

Fenggang Yang, an associate professor of sociology at Purdue University and a scholar of Chinese religion, will present a lecture titled "Religion in Reform-Era China: A Political Economic Approach" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Yang's research focuses on immigrant religions in the United States and religious change in China. His current work examines the political economy of religion in China, Christian ethics and market transition in China, and Chinese Christian churches in the United States. His books include "Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation and Adhesive Identities" and "State, Market and Religions in Chinese Societies," which he co-edited with Joseph Tamney.

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion are sponsoring the talk, which is part of "The Crossroads of Religion and Politics" series.

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