Center on Religion and the Global East

The Center on Religion and the Global East (CRGE) at Purdue University is dedicated to advancing the social scientific study of religion in East Asian societies, East Asian diasporas, and religions originated in East Asia that are spread around the world. The Center on Religion and Chinese Society (CRCS) was started in 2008 to advance scholarship and dialogue on Chinese religions. In 2020, we expanded our focus to religion in the Global East. CRGE strives to deepen scholarly understanding of religions through research projects and scholarly exchanges, and to building bridges among scholars in the West and East and between scholars and the public through media, symposia, lectures, and publications.

CRGE Publications

Articles

2021

  • Yang, Fenggang. 2021. "Sinicization or Chinafication?  Cultural Assimilation vs. Political Domestication of Christianity in China and Beyond" in The Sinicization of Chinese Religions: From Above and Below edited by Richard Madsen.  Brill.
  • Pettit, JEE, Fenggang Yang and Yuqian Huang. 2021. "Digital Humanities and Research Methods in Religious Studies: An Introduction." in  Digital Humanities and Research Methods in Religious Studies: An Introduction, edited by Christopher D. Cantwell and Kristian Petersen. De Gruyter.

Books

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray in the Changing Religious Markets of China

Yang, Fenggang, Jonathan Pettit and Chris White. 2021. Shades of Gray in the Changing Religious Markets of China, Brill.

Christian Activism

Christian Social Activism and Rule of Law in Chinese Societies

Yang, Fenggang and Chris White. 2021. Christian Social Activism and Rule of Law in Chinese Societies, Lehigh University Press.

ChineseGlobal

Chinese Religions Going Global

Cao, Nanlai, Giuseppe Giordan and Fenggang Yang. 2020. Chinese Religions Going GlobalBrill.

Yang book_italian

La religione nella Cina comunista Dalla sopravvivenza al risveglio

La religione nella Cina comunista Dalla sopravvivenza al risveglio. Italian Edition of [Fenggang Yang, Religion in China: Survival & Revival under Communist Rule, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012] 2020.

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