Kenneth Dean is Professor and Head of the Chinese Department and a Research Cluster Leader in the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. He is Lee Chair and James McGill Professor Emeritus of McGill University. He is the author of several books and articles on Chinese religion and ritual, Taoism and local history, religious epigraphy, and transnational ritual networks. His documentary film Bored in Heaven: a film about ritual sensation (2010) covers processions, rituals and trance possession in contemporary Putian, Fujian, China.
Professor Kenneth Dean is James McGill Professor and Drs. Richard Charles and Esther
Yewpick Lee Chair of Chinese Cultural Studies in the Department of East Asian Studies of
McGill University. His main research fields are Chinese Taoism, Popular Culture and Chinese Litterature.