Dr. Jie Kang

Dr. Jie Kang

Chinese Studies

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Jie Kang is a project coordinator for 'Cultural diversity in South-West China and South-East Asia' and 'Temples, rituals and the transformation of transnational networks' headed by Peter van der Veer at MPI’s Department of Religious Diversity. She was awarded a PhD degree in Sinology from the University of Leipzig for a dissertation entitled 'From Peasant to Pastor--The rural-urban transformation of Protestant Christianity in Linyi, Shandong Province.' (2014). Generally, she is interested in religious networks and transnational religious growth in China and among the Chinese diaspora abroad. Currently, her responsibilities include the following:

  • Supporting collaboration with Chinese universities, academic institutions and organizations.
  • Organizing the MPI institute's activities in China, such as the annual summer school and workshops.
  • Developing a research network base connecting the MPI Department of Religious Diversity to Chinese academic institutions.
  • Assisting with the publication activities of the bilingual journal Cultural Diversity in China.
  • Coordinating exchanges among Chinese scholars, the MPI and the publisher De Gruyter. 


[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