Religion Seminar Series: Incarceration, Nationalism, and Religious Identity in China
March 3, 2020
Religion Seminar Series: Incarceration, Nationalism, and Religious Identity in China

The Chinese government has a troubled relationship with the nation’s religious minorities.  In this session, we hear from experts on the persecution and mass incarceration of China’s Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims.


With doctorates in both Ethnomusicology and Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University, Dr. Elise Anderson conducts research on Uyghur music, exploring ways in which the Chinese state and ethnic minority elites have drawn expressive forms into political projects. She is a vocalist, musician, translator, and dancer who integrates scholarship, performance, and advocacy.

Dr. Timothy Grose is Assistant Professor of China Studies at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Author of Negotiating Inseparability, his research on Uyghur ethno-national identities has been published in the China Journal, Journal of Contemporary China, and Foreign Policy, and featured in the Economist, The Atlantic, and CNN.

Dr. Fenggang Yang is Professor of Sociology and the founding Director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University. Author or editor of more than a dozen books, his work on religion in China is also regularly featured in national and international news media outlets.

This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required. This event takes place in our newest venue, Shelton Auditorium. Please click HERE for more information.

The Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs is a program of the Center for Faith and Vocation promoting understanding of interfaith and intercultural relations through the discussion of religious issues in global perspectives.