Prof. Da Wu (Minzu University of China)
Da WU is Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Director of Center for the Study of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity, Minzu University of China. Professor Da WU is the author of Ethnicity and the Construction of Ethnic Identities: An ethnographic study of the Ersu of Sichuan (Beijing: Minzu Press, 2010), Social Change and Cultural Identities: A case study of ethnic Yi in Liangshan, Sichuan Province (Shanghai: Xuelin Press, 2008). He has published more than 50 papers in Chinese and English. His research interests focus on Anthropology of Ethnicity, Linguistic Anthropology, Religious Anthropology, Anthropology of Food, Ethnology, Yi and Ersu (Tibetan) studies.
Prof. WU has been cooperating with the Max Planck Institute for the Study Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen since 2013. He is working closely with Prof. van der Veer on the “Research Program on South-East Asia” project.