Xiaoxuan Wang is a historian of modern and late imperial China. His research interests include Chinese communal religion, Chinese Christianity, and Chinese diaspora in Europe and the U.S. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in November 2015. His first book project examines the Maoist revolution and its legacies on grass-roots religious life in Southeast China post-1949. He is currently working on urbanization and religious life in China today, and starting a new project on transnational networks and local society in southern Zhejiang in the twentieth century.