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

It includes scholars from institutional affiliations located in three continents [North America (USA and Canada), Europe (Netherlands) and Asia (Hong Kong and Taiwan)], with various disciplinary training (history of religion, Chinese studies, political science, 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.