Koen Wellens

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Academic Interests

Chinese society and culture, with a special focus on ethnic minorities, folk religion and Buddhist practice, relationship between state and religion, development in rural areas, rule of law and human rights, indigenous Austronesion society in Taiwan. Both anthropological and textual/historical approaches.

Teaching

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Higher education and employment history

Ph.D. from the Faculty of the Humanities at the University of Oslo; M.A. in China Studies and Anthropology from State University of Ghent in Belgium and Aarhus University in Denmark. He has been director of the China Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo in 2005 and has been affiliated with the several China-related programmes there as a researcher until July 2013. From September 2011 until June 2012 he has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and from August to December 2015 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

Tags: China, religion, society, religion and politics, ethnic minorities

Publications

  • Wellens, Koen (2017). Failed Secularisation, New Nationalism and Governmentality: The Rise of Buddhism in Post-Mao China, In Hanna Havnevik; Ute Hüsken; Marcus Jacobus Teeuwen; Vladimir Tikhonov & Koen Wellens (ed.),  Buddhist Modernities: Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138687844.  Chapter 9.  s 151 - 164
  • Wellens, Koen (2017). Resilient Cosmologies: Water Deities and Divine Agency in Post-Mao China. Anthropological Forum: a journal of social anthropology and comparative sociology.  ISSN 0066-4677. . doi: 10.1080/00664677.2017.1284042
  • Wellens, Koen (2013). The religious history of Muli, In Kurtis R. Schaeffer; Matthew T. Kapstein & Gray Tuttle (ed.),  Sources to Tibetan Tradition.  Columbia University Press.  ISBN 0231135998.  kapittel.  s 605 - 607
  • Wellens, Koen (2012). Migrating Brothers and Party-State Discourses on Ethnic - Origin in Southwest China, In Toni Huber & Stuart Blackburn (ed.),  Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalayas.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 9789004226913.  s 299 - 319
  • Wellens, Koen (2009). Negotiable Rights? China's Ethnic Minorities and the Right to Freedom of Religion. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights.  ISSN 1385-4879.  16(3), s 433- 454 . doi: 10.1163/138819009X12474964197755
  • Wellens, Koen (2008). Religion, community and anthropological truth in Southwest China. Xinan minzu daxue xuebao.  ISSN 1004-3926.  (8), s 1- 4
  • Wellens, Koen (2006). Zaifang Zhongguo xinanbu de naxizu. Xibei minzu yanjiu.  ISSN 1001-5558.  3
  • Wellens, Koen (1998). What's in a name? The Premi in Southwest China and the consequences of defining ethnic identity. Nations and Nationalism.  ISSN 1354-5078.  4(1), s 17- 34 Show summary
  • Wellens, Koen (1994). Kubilai's Warriors: the Pumi minority in Southwest China and state monopoly on defining ethnic identity. Copenhagen discussion papers.  ISSN 0904-8626.  23, s 47- 55 Show summary

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  • Havnevik, Hanna; Hüsken, Ute; Teeuwen, Marcus Jacobus; Tikhonov, Vladimir & Wellens, Koen (ed.) (2017). Buddhist Modernities: Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World. Routledge.  ISBN 9781138687844.  302 s. Show summary
  • Wellens, Koen (2010). Freedom of religion or belief in China: Experiences from the Sino-Norwegian human rights dialogue. Unipub forlag.  ISBN 9788274774971.  115 s.
  • Wellens, Koen (2010). Religious Revival in the Tibetan Borderlands: The Premi of Southwest China. University of Washington Press.  ISBN 9780295990699.  288 s.
  • Wellens, Koen (ed.) (1996). Sinological reference works in the Oslo University Library. Oslo University Library.  150 s.

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  • Wellens, Koen (2017, 04. april). Forbyr slør og skjegg: Strammer grepet om muslimsk befolkning.  Dagsavisen.
  • Wellens, Koen (2017, 24. oktober). Kinas mektige mann er blitt enda mektigere: - Mye foregår bak lukkede dører.  Dagbladet.
  • Wellens, Koen (2017). The New State Religion of the Middle Kingdom? Chinese Mahayana Buddhism under Xi Jinping. Show summary
  • Wellens, Koen (2017, 05. april). Trump møter Xi i Beijing -- Før gigantmøtet: Året der Kina festet grepet.  Dagbladet.
  • Wellens, Koen (2017). War Ceremonies and Boar Hunting in a Tsou Community in Taiwan: Living Indigeneity in Global East Asia. Show summary
  • Wellens, Koen (2014, 07. oktober). Kina frykter smitteeffekt.  Dagsavisen.
  • Wellens, Koen (2013, 18. desember). Kina gir religiøse mer rom.  Vårt land.
  • Wellens, Koen (2012). Challenges of bilingual education for ethnic minorities in China.
  • Wellens, Koen (2012). Challenging the Universality of Water-deities: Local Cosmology and Natural Resources in South West China.
  • Wellens, Koen (2012). PASSAGE TO MANHOOD: Youth Migration, Heroin, and AIDS in Southwest China. Pacific Affairs.  ISSN 0030-851X.  85(1), s 188- 189
  • Wellens, Koen (2012, 09. desember). Slik sliter kinesiske arbeidere for å bli ferdig med verdens julegaver. [Internett].  Dagbladet.no.
  • Bakke, Cecilie Figenschou & Wellens, Koen (2011). "Menneskerettigheter i Kina: Dialog, samarbeid og veien videre".
  • Wellens, Koen (2011, 19. oktober). Den store byvandringen. [Internett].  Dagsavisen.
  • Wellens, Koen (2011). Kina i dag: menneskerettigheter, rettsikkerhet og politisk utvikling.
  • Wellens, Koen (2011, 26. juni). Kina: Hu Jia løslatt.  Vårt land.
  • Wellens, Koen (2011). Minority Rights Discourse and Religious Revival in Southwest China.
  • Wellens, Koen (2011, 14. juni). Ofre for kinesisk byggeboom.  Dagsavisen.
  • Wellens, Koen (2010, 16. september). Amnesty mener kinesisk politi bruker tortur i avhør. [Internett].  TV2nyhetene.no.
  • Wellens, Koen (2010, 01. oktober). Bryr seg ikke.  Bergens tidende.
  • Wellens, Koen (2010). Elite histories: How Muli became Tibetan.
  • Wellens, Koen (2010). Kina - kinesernes krav og kommunistpartiets legitimitet.
  • Wellens, Koen (2010, 01. april). Kinas mange ansikter.  Perspektiv.
  • Wellens, Koen (2010). Menneskerettigheter i Kina.
  • Wellens, Koen (2010, 10. desember). Nobels fredspris temadag. [Radio].  NRK P2.
  • Wellens, Koen (2010, 04. desember). Verdibørsen. [Radio].  NRK.
  • Wellens, Koen (2009). Etnische minderheden en godsdienstvrijheid in China.
  • Wellens, Koen (2009). Kina: Menneskerettigheter og andre utfordringer.
  • Wellens, Koen (2009). Ritual and relatedness in Southwest China: The Premi House.
  • Wellens, Koen (2009). Synkretisme: et nyttig begrep?.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008). Autonomy and minority religion in China.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 19. mars). Dalai Lama ber folket besinne sig.  Dagsavisen.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 11. mars). Dette er spill for galleriet, sier Rafto-prisvinner Rebiya Kadeer til Dagbladet.no. [Internett].  Dagbladet.no.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 06. august). Dette frykter Kina mest. [Internett].  ABCnyheter.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 05. april). Fengslende meninger.  Nationen.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 04. august). Frykter flere terroraksjoner under OL. [Internett].  Dagbladet.no.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 20. mai). Hele Kina i sorg.  Klassekampen.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 09. april). I ilden igjen.  Klassekampen.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 14. august). Kina langsomt på rett vei.  Klassekampen.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 07. april). Kina vil ha PR-hjelp.  VG.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008). Neither Buddhists nor barbarians: Contesting discourses on the origins of the Xifan in Southwest China.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 16. april). Nyheder: interview om menneskerettigheter i Kina og meningen med boikott. [TV].  TV2.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008). Nyreligiøsitet i Kina etter Mao.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 08. august). OL kan gjøre millioner stoltere, lykkeligere og friere. [Internett].  Dagbladet.no.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008). Olympisk stress syndrom.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 06. oktober). P2 Musikkredaksjonen: indlæg om kinesisk forbudt mod fremføring af Mozarts Requiem. [Radio].  P2.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008). Recent human rights developments in China.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008). Religionsfrihet og minoritetsrettigheter i Kina.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 28. mars). Ser på buddhister som en trussel.  Dagsavisen.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 06. mars). Slik er Kina blitt mer åpent.  Vårt land.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 16. april). Tror flere vil komme til.  VG.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 28. mars). Tror ikke OL gir økt ytringsfrihet.  Journalisten.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 13. februar). Varsler nettrevolusjon i Kina.  Aftenposten.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 26. april). Verdibørsen. [Radio].  NRK P2.
  • Wellens, Koen (2008, 04. april). Økonomisk misnøye bidro til Tibet-opptøyene.  Uniforum.
  • Wellens, Koen (2007). Book review: Ethnic distinctions, local meanings: negotiating cultural identities in China. By Mary Rack. Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde.  ISSN 0257-9774.  102(1), s 286- 287
  • Wellens, Koen (2007, 24. september). Det Kina ikke vil snakke om før OL.  Dagbladet.
  • Wellens, Koen (2007). Etniske minoriteter og religionspolitikk i Kina.
  • Wellens, Koen (2007). Ikke troverdig beskrivelse. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.  s 5 . doi: http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/debatt/article2158729.ece
  • Wellens, Koen (2007). Religion, community and anthropological truth in Southwest China.
  • Bakke, Cecilie Figenschou & Wellens, Koen (2006). Dialog med Kina - nytter det?. Dagbladet.  ISSN 0805-3766.
  • Wellens, Koen (2006). Consecrating the Premi house: ritual, community and the state in the borderlands of East Tibet. Acta Humaniora. 269.
  • Wellens, Koen (2006). Land and subsistence in Western China: preliminary results from local studies in Guangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan.
  • Wellens, Koen (2006). Land rights as human rights in China.
  • Wellens, Koen (2006). Minoriteters rettigheter i Kina.
  • Wellens, Koen (2006). Skjer det endringer i Kinas praktisering av menneskerettighetene?.
  • Wellens, Koen (2005, 13. oktober). Ikkje uproblematisk å kritisera Kina.  Uniforum.
  • Wellens, Koen (2005, 17. mars). Nyheter. [Radio].  NRK. Show summary
  • Wellens, Koen (2004). Buddhism and local ritual practice.
  • Wellens, Koen (2004). Religion, kinship and politics on Tibet's eastern frontier.
  • Lothe, Egil; Arnesen, Knut Espen & Wellens, Koen (2003). Report from a visit to China by a delegation from the Oslo Coalition: 15. - 30. November 2002.
  • Wellens, Koen (2003). Book review: Ways of being ethnic in Southwest China. By Stevan Harrell. Pacific Affairs.  ISSN 0030-851X.  76(1)
  • Wellens, Koen (2003). Religionsfrihed og etniske minoriteter i Kina.
  • Wellens, Koen (2003). Revisiting the Na of Southwest China. Asian Ethnicity.  ISSN 1463-1369.  4(1) Show summary
  • Wellens, Koen (2003). Book review: The Kam People of China: turning nineteen. By Norman D. Geary, e.a. Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde.  ISSN 0257-9774.  98(2), s 555- 556
  • Wellens, Koen (2002). Premi, In Carol R Ember; Melvin Ember & Ian Skoggard (ed.),  Encyclopedia of World Cultures Supplement.  Macmillan Reference USA, New York.  ISBN 0-02-865671-7.  Premi.  s 277 - 280
  • Wellens, Koen (2002). Un exercice maoïste en représentation des élites: L'établissement de la région tibétaine autonome de Muli.
  • Wellens, Koen (2001). Book review: Naxi and Moso ethnography: kin, rites, pictographes, by Michael Oppitz and Elisabeth Hsu (eds.). Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde.  ISSN 0257-9774.  96(1), s 290- 292
  • Wellens, Koen (2001). Zhongguo Xinan diqu de minzu shibie he difang zizhi zhidu: Muli zangzu zizhixian de qingkuang (Ethnic classification and the local autonomy system in Southwest China: the case of Muli Tibetan Autonomous County). Show summary
  • Wellens, Koen (2000). The Anji in Yiji: The survival of local religious beliefs among ethnic minorities on Tibet's Eastern frontier. Show summary
  • Wellens, Koen (2000). Zhongguo Xinan diqu zongjiao yu zhongzu (Ethnicity and religion in Southwest China).
  • Wellens, Koen (1999). Religionsfrihed i Kina: konflikter og problemer med hensyn til folkereligion og etniske minoriteter.
  • Wellens, Koenraad (1999). A Premi djè, of het belang van etnische status in China.
  • Wellens, Koen (1998). Etniske minoriteter i Kina: eller historien om en asiatisk imperialisme. Dyade.  ISSN 0332-5792.  1, s 52- 63 Show summary
  • Wellens, Koenraad (1996). In search of the hangui: religion and ethnic identity among the Premi in Southwest China. Show summary

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