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Nanlai Cao

Department of Religious Studies, Remin University of China

Nanlai Cao

About Nanlai Cao

Nanlai Cao is professor of religious studies at Renmin University of China.

His research projects have centered on transnational religious and trading networks, church-state relations, state-business relations, and the religious-economic dynamics of Chinese urban life. After graduating from Peking University with a degree in sociology, he was trained as a sociologist of religion at Fordham University and then did his PhD in anthropology at the Australian National University. He is author of Constructing China’s Jerusalem: Christians, Power, and Place in Contemporary Wenzhou (Stanford UP, 2010) and coeditor of Religion and Mobility in a Globalizing Asia: New Ethnographic Explorations (Routledge, 2013) and Chinese Religions Going Global (Brill, forthcoming).


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