About - Vincent GOOSSAERT

Vincent Goossaert

obtained his Ph.D. at EPHE, Paris (1997), has been a research fellow at CNRS since 1998 (senior since 2008), and has served as the Deputy Director of the Societies-Religions-Secularisms Institute (GSRL, Paris) since 2004. In 2007 he was ICS Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research deals with the social history of premodern and modern Chinese religion. He has published books on Chinese temples, anticlericalism in China, Chinese dietary taboos, and most recently The Peking Taoists, 1800-1949: A Social History of Urban Clerics (Harvard University Asia Center, 2007) and (with David Palmer) The Religious Question in Modern China (University of Chicago Press, 2011).