Mapping Religious Diversity in Modern Sichuan

A Spatial and Social Study of Communities and Networks

Team

The team is led by Stefania Travagnin (SOAS, University of London) and Elena Valussi (Loyola University Chicago).

It includes scholars from institutional affiliations located in three continents [North America (USA), Europe (Netherlands, UK), Oceania (New Zealand), and Asia (Mainland China and Taiwan)], with various disciplinary training (history of religion, Chinese studies, anthropology, sociology, ritual studies, media and material culture), and whose previous and current research has addressed all the major religious traditions and practices (Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Daoism, Islam, Protestant Christianity, Catholicism, popular religions, new religious movements).

Therefore the composition of this team guarantees multidisciplinary parallel studies and a final interdisciplinary output. These researchers will work in constructive dialogue with local scholars in Sichuan at Sichuan University and the Southwest University for Nationalities.