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Thomas David DuBois is Senior Research Fellow in Chinese history at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. His recent books include Sacred Village: Social Change and Religious Life in Rural North China (Hawaii, 2005), Casting Faiths: Imperialism and the Transformation of Religion in East and Southeast Asia (Palgrave 2009) and Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia (Cambridge, 2011). He has also written on the economic, legal and social history of the Chinese northeast. He is the editorial advisor of a forthcoming volume of Chinese scholarship on Marxism and religion (Brill).