Richard Madsen

Richard Madsen is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. His books include Democracy’s Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan (2007), China’s Catholics: Tragedy and Hope in an Emerging Civil Society (1998), and Popular China: Unofficial Culture in a Globalizing Society (coedited with Perry Link and Paul Pickowicz, 2002).

October 2010, Volume 21, Issue 4

The Upsurge of Religion in China

Religion in various forms is burgeoning in the PRC today, and the ruling Chinese Communist Party cannot decide what to make of it—or do about it.