Religion and Ethnicity
In conjunction with the Summer Institute 2005, the Second International Conference for the Social Scientific Study of Religion was held on July 25-27, 2005 at Yunnan Nationalities University, Kunming. The theme of the conference was on “Religion and Ethnicity.” About 30 established scholars or advanced graduate students in China and the United States submitted papers and made presentations. The President and the Party Secretary of the Yunnan Nationalities University, leaders of the Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, and officials of the Yunnan Religious Affairs Bureau participated in the conference. Conference participants also visited churches, temples, the Yunnan Buddhist Academy, and some ethnic minority communities.