Dr. Xiaoxuan Wang

Dr. Xiaoxuan Wang

Religious Studies

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wang(at)mmg.mpg.de

Xiaoxuan Wang is a social historian of modern and late imperial China. He previously worked on early imperial China. His research interests include Chinese communal religion, Chinese Christianity, and Chinese diaspora. He received his PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, an MA in Religious Studies from University of Colorado at Boulder, and an MA in Chinese History from Peking University. His dissertation is a pioneering study of religion in rural China under Mao. As a postdoctoral research fellow at MPI-MMG, Dr Wang will work on a book project examining the transformation of the religious and social landscape in Chinese local society during the Mao years (1949-1978) and the Maoist period's profound impact on religion and society in contemporary China.

His publications include 'The Dilemma of Implementation: State and Religion in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1990,' in Jeremy Brown and Matthew Johnson eds., Maoism at the Grassroots: Everyday Life in China’s Era of High Socialism (Harvard, 2015), and review of 'Cultural Intermediaries and Globalization: Transforming Pentecostalism in Post-Mao China,' by Ke-hsien Huang, Dissertation Reviews (November, 2015).