Religion in Modern Asia Newsletter

LIN Mei-rong

Personal Data

Research Field: Religion and social organization
Office: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica
Office Address: 128, Section 2, Yen-chiu-yuan Rd., Nankang,Taipei
Country: Taiwan
Office Phone: 02-2652-3445
Office Fax: 02-788-9793


(Aug 1, 1992)

Lin Mei-rong, research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, received her B.A. and M.A. from the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the National Taiwan University. She went on to the University of California at Irvine and took her Ph.D. in anthropology in 1983 with a dissertation on Chinese kinship terms.

LIN's current interests lie in the relationship between religion and social organization, and interactions between rural religion and folk performance art among Han Chinese on Taiwan. She has published extensively on various aspects of local and regional cults of folk religion in Taiwan, and is now conducting two exhaustive surveys: one of opera and martial art organizations in central Taiwan, and the other of village temples in Kaohsiung County in south Taiwan. For a year beginning October 1992, LIN will become a visiting research professor for one year at the Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa in the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Her research topic there will be the social anthropological study of the relationship between religion, kinship, and territorial organizations.

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