Events for 13 septembre 2012

David Ownby - Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

jeu, septembre 13, 2012

David Ownby

University of Ottawa, Simard 125
4:00 - 6:30pm

Title: Religion, Politics and Scholarship in Contemporary China:  Reflections on Researching the Falun Gong

Abstract: In this talk, I will present an informal overview of my research methods and findings based on several years of fieldwork and study of the Falun Gong.  I will further reflect on the challenges of researching a politically charged topic, discussing my interaction with Falun Gong practitioners, Chinese scholars, and Canadian and American journalists and politicians.

Bio: 

David Ownby received his M.A. (Regional Studies—East Asia) and Ph.D. (History and East Asian Languages) from ...

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