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Religious Policies and Practices in China: An Overview

Professor Liu Peng will discuss the history of religious policies in the People's Republic of China and examine the contemporary situation.

September 24, 2007 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Liu Peng is a Professor at the Institute of American Studies in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Prof. Liu has spoken internationally and written extensively on issues related to religion and American politics. In addition, he has published groundbreaking works on law and religion in China, including his most recent publication, State, Religion, and Law, the first book to be published through a major press in China on state management of religious affairs. In the past, he has served as a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University, Georgetown University, and Notre Dame University and Non Residential Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Liu is also the Director of the Pu Shi Institute for Social Sciences. Pu Shi serves as a strategic liaison for Western think tanks seeking to engage Chinese policy elites, having co-hosted groundbreaking international and domestic conferences on China's religion laws with such distinguished partners as the Boeing Corporation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Emory Law School's Center for the Study of Law and Religion, the University of Oslo Law School, and the Council on Faith & International Affairs, where he is a member of the Board of Advisors.