Mayfair Yang

Mayfair Yang (PhD Anthropology, UC Berkeley) is professor of religious studies and East Asian studies at UC Santa Barbara. She published Re-enchanting Modernity: Ritual Economy and Society in Wenzhou, China (2020; Duke University Press) and Gifts, Favors, and Banquets: The Art of Social Relationships in China (1994; American Ethnological Society Prize). She also edited Chinese Religiosities: Afflictions of Modernity and State Formation (2008) and Spaces of Their Own: Women's Public Sphere in Transnational China (1999). Her documentary film, Through Chinese Women's Eyes (1997) is distributed by Women Make Movies. She is currently writing a new book titled: Religious Environmentalism in the Anthropocene: Potentialities & Actualities in China and the U.S.

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