André Laliberté

Laliberte460André Laliberté is Professor of comparative politics at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada, as well as associate researcher at the Groupe Sociétés, Religions et Laïcités in Paris, and non-resident research fellow at the Center for Religion and Chinese Society (Purdue University) and at the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia (University of Groningen). His ongoing research interest is at the intersection of religion and social policy and he is presently working on a manuscript about the role of Buddhist institutions as non-state welfare providers in modern China. He is the author of 50 articles and book chapters, many of which that address the issue of religion and philanthropy as well as more broadly the issue of religion and state, in Taiwan, China, and Cross-strait relations. His most recent books, are: The Moral Economies of Ethnic and Nationalist Claims (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016), edited with Bruce Berman and Stephen Larin, and Secular States and Religious Diversity (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013), co-edited with Bruce Berman and Rajeev Bhargava.

Project ~ Caritative networks: Religions and welfare in late imperial and republican Sichuan