Wu Keping

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Dec 2014 to Jul 2015

Dr. Keping Wu received her Ph.D. from Boston University and her B.A. from Peking University. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, Prof. Wu has taught in the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and worked as a senior research fellow in the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. Her doctoral work was on leadership and institutions among charismatic Catholics in the U.S. Her current research examines contemporary religious charities and their engagement with the state and society in Southeast China. She is co-authoring a book with Profs. Robert Weller, C. Julia Huang and Fan Lizhu, tentatively titled Engaged Religions and Public Good in Chinese Societies, which compares Christian, Buddhist and popular religious groups’ charitable programs in China, Taiwan and Chinese communities in Malaysia. She will collaborate with Prof. Weller (Department of Anthropology, Boston University) on this book during her stay as a Coordinate Research Scholar. In addition to this project, she has also been working on religion and governance in ethnically and religiously pluralistic regions of Sino-Tibetan-Burmese borderlands. 

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