Koen Wellens

Associate Professor
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Phone +47 22856790
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Visiting address P. A. Munchs hus Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 0371 OSLO
Postal address P.B. 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO

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.


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.

religion, society, religion and politics, ethnic minorities

Tags: China, Religion and politics, Ethnic minorities
Published Aug. 9, 2013 10:55 AM - Last modified May 26, 2021 3:51 PM