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Lecture: Religion in Modern China

November 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Religion in Modern China
Monday, Nov. 21, 2016  6 pm (c.t.) – 8 pm, KWZ 1.601
Professor Li Tiangang 李天纲
Department of Religious Studies, Fudan University

Does China have its own religion? Is Confucianism a religion? How is the religious situation in contemporary China? These questions should be answered not only through the discussions within China studies, but also from the perspective of religious studies. Prof. Li Tiangang is going to talk about how intellectuals engage with the modern movements of religious reformation since 1898. He will also focus on the question of religions in contemporary Chinese society.

About the lecturer:
Li Tiangang is Professor and Chair at the Department of Religious Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai. He was born in Shanghai in 1957, and was trained as a historian in Fudan University to get his BA, MA and Ph. D. degrees. As a visiting scholar/invited researcher, he had been in Harvard University, la Maison des sciences de L’homme, Paris, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and a dozen other institutes worldwide. The major books he published, such as ‘Chinese Rites Controversy, Its History, Documents, and Significant’, ‘Cross Cultural Explanation, the meeting of Christian Theology and Confucian Biblical Study’, were in the fields of Sino-Western cultural exchanges, and Christian Church history in China.

Sponsors: Akademisches Konfuzius-Institut Göttingen

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November 2016
18:00 - 20:00
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CeMEAS, Akademisches Konfuzius Institut