Tsai Yuan-lin is Associate Professor and the Chair of the Graduate Institute of Religious Studies at National Cheng Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and the President of the Taiwan Association for Religious Studies (TARS). He received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Temple University in 1997, and had been one of the Board of Directors for TARS from 2001 to 2009.
His academic areas include Islamic studies, theories of religious studies, religious- political relationship in Southeast Asia, and post-colonial studies. He has published numerous books and articles on issues from those areas and also translated Culture and Imperialism (2001) by Edward W Said in Chinese.
Project ~ The Cross-Boundary Networks of the Hui Muslim Communities in Chengdu and Xichang