Wei Zhu is a program assistant for the SSRC program on Religion and the Public Sphere and an editorial assistant for The Immanent Frame. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics and in International Relations.
Posts by Wei Zhu:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced the theme for the 2014-2016 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.Read the rest of Postdoctoral fellowship on religion and secularism.
The complex and ever-changing relationship between the Chinese state and the nation’s religions stretches back thousands of years. While the state never struggled with religious leaders for power, it governed an embedded religiosity in the population, one best described as diffused, non-exclusive, and pluralistic. As a companion to The Immanent Frame’s newly launched series of essays on the state of religion in China, this piece embarks on a brief historical survey, outlining the wide variety of beliefs and practices that religion in China encapsulates, and paying particular attention to the events and philosophies that have shaped the policies of the atheist People’s Republic of China.Read the rest of What is religion in China? A brief history.
The Transatlantic Academy is seeking candidates to serve as resident Fellows from September 2014-June 2015 to examine the research theme, Religion and the Liberal Order.Read the rest of CFP: Religion and the Liberal Order.
Over at The Huffington Post, Norris J. Chumley writes on the growing influence of online forums and journals in the academic world of religion.Read the rest of Digital publishing and the academic study of religion.
The British Council has recently announced the launch of Bridging Voices, a grants program aimed at promoting improved understanding of the role religion plays in public life and international affairs through a series of transatlantic academic and policy dialogues and outreach activities.Read the rest of CFP: Bridging Voices.