By Teresa Crompton
Yuting Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies, CAS, was awarded a Faculty Research Travel Grant in 2012.
Describe your research project
This project seeks to contribute to scholarly studies on the relationship between economic activities and religious life. Specifically, the study examines the roles that transnational business activities play in the religious beliefs and practices among Chinese Muslims. This required conducting field work among Chinese Muslim business communities in cities on China’s east coast, as well as Muslim concentrated cities in the northwest. The study strives to add to the ongoing discussions on the compatibility of Islam with modernity and non-Islamic cultures.