Dr. Jie Kang

Dr. Jie Kang


Tel.: +49 (551) 4956 - 275
Fax: +49 (551) 4956 - 170

Jie Kang is research fellow and project coordinator at the Max-Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity. She completed her PhD at the University of Leipzig and MMG in 2014. She is the author of “House Church Christianity in China – From Rural Preachers to Urban Pastors” published in 2016 by Palgrave. Currently her main research interests include religious networks and governance, especially concerning Chinese Christian house churches, church-state relations, transnational religious growth in China and the Chinese diaspora. Her specific responsibilities at MPI include the following:

  • Supporting collaboration with Chinese universities, academic institutions and organizations.
  • Organizing the department’s activities, such as seminars and workshops.
  • Ensuring that there is continuing MPI online access to the articles published in the bilingual journal Cultural Diversity in China.
  • Assisting with the publication of the institute book series “Global Diversity”
  • Developing a research network base connecting the MPI Department of Religious Diversity to Chinese academic institutions.
  • Coordinating exchanges between the MPI and its publishers, including at present De Gruyter and Palgrave.


[2016] House Church Christianity in China: From Rural Preachers to City Pastors. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.  Link

[2015] “The Concept of Social Network in Chinese Christianity” Cultural Diversity in China. Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 219–232, ISSN (Online) 2353-7795, ISSN (Print) 2353-995X, DOI: 10.1515/cdc-2015-0010, December 2015.  Link