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Bin Chen

Bin Chen

Ph.D. Candidate


  1. 2015 Ph.D. candidate (ABD), Department of History, Penn State (Degree Expected 2018)
  2. 2012 M.A., Department of History, University of Macau
  3. 2010 B.A., Department of History, Xiamen University


I am a Ph.D candidate in the dual-title program at the Department of History and the Asian Studies Program. My dissertation examines how different religious groups adapted into the modernizing process in Minnan or southeast Fujian Province, China from the 1920s to the 1950s and developed their ways to interact and influence the local society. Most of the scholarship on modern Chinese religion is still divided along the boundaries between religious groups. My research will look beyond the boundaries of single religious groups and regard Buddhist and Christian newspapers in southeast Fujian as a genre of literature worthy of study.