Dr. C. Julia Huang is Professor of Anthropology at National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. She had been a junior fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions, a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, an affiliated scholar at the International Institute for Asia Studies in the Netherlands, and a visiting senior research fellow at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Her research interests include religion, culture, and globalization. She has conducted fieldwork on religion in Taiwan and among the Chinese in Malaysia and the United States, and on transnational marriage in southern Vietnam.
Huang has published 19 articles in edited volumes and refereed journals, including Journal of Asian Studies, Ethnology, Nova Religio, and positions. Her book, Charisma and Compassion: Cheng Yen and the Buddhist Tzu Chi Movement (Harvard University Press, 2009), examines the development and organization of a transnational Buddhist non-governmental organization (NGO) that originated in Taiwan. She is currently working on ethnography of engaged religions among the Chinese in Malacca, Malaysia.
C. Julia HUANG, Charisma and Compassion: Cheng Yen and the Buddhist Tzu Chi Movement (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009)