The conference on Global Encounters: Transnational Mobility Within and Beyond China was held at Minzu University of China, Beijing on 23-24 June 2018. In addition to chairing a panel on Migration and Family Strategies, I presented an article titled “From huaqiao housing property to patriotic education base: reflections on overseas Chinese and religious affairs in a Fujian qiaoxiang.”
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Germany), where I worked as a research fellow in 2016-17, held a workshop on Chinese Religions in the Age of Massive Urbanization on June 6-7, 2018. I did a presentation on “In the Name of Revolution: Patriotism, Overseas Chinese and the Reshaping of a Buddhist Temple in a Fujian Qiaoxiang.”
I thank Professor Peter van der Veer and Max Planck Institute for inviting me, and definitely enjoyed the event with scholars who have been working on Chinese religion around. Excited to returned to Göttingen and caught up with Andrea, my former landlady, and many old friends. The town is extremely fascinating in summer.
For the workshop, see http://www.mmg.mpg.de/events/workshops-conferences/2018/chinese-religions-in-the-age-of-massive-urbanization/