The Present and Future of Religion in China

The 7th Annual Conference of the Social Scientific Study of Religion in China was held on July 26-27, 2010 in Beijing. More than 160 scholars around the world attended the conference. 105 of them presented their papers. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Present and Future of Religion in China.” The sessions included the religion and state, quantifying religions in China, the ecologic theory of religion in China, theories of the social scientific study of religion, economics of religion, empirical studies of Christianity, studies of Christian churches, empirical studies of folk religions, contemporary beliefs and spiritualities, religion in rural areas, empirical studies of Buddhism, religion and higher education, religion and Chinese diasporas, religion and society, studies of world religions, religious policy and practice, traditional Chinese religions, and theories and concepts of religion.