Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Hong Kong Shue Yen University | profile link
Weishan Huang is a Sociologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Hong Kong Shue Yen University. Her work mainly focuses on religious movements, migration and globalization, and urban gentrification. One of her joint research projects was to inquire as to how culture and economics intertwined in urban re-structuring before and after the 1990 recession in New York City. She is the co-editor of the book, Ecology of Faith in the New York City (Indiana University Press, 2013). Her current research at CRS is to propose a study of the reconfiguration of two significant state-planned social phenomena, gentrification and religious revival, and its impacts on Mahayana Buddhist communities in contemporary Shanghai.