Gil Raz

Gil Raz awarded Luce Foundation grant

Gil Raz, Associate Professor of Religion, has received a $350,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for a four-year project entitled Advancing Daoism: Epigraphic and Archeological Materials as Sources for Daoist Lived Religion. In cooperation with several Chinese partners, this collaborative project examines religious artifacts such as statues, stone inscriptions, cave shrines, and grave goods in order to research the history of traditional Chinese religion, especially Daoism, between the 5th and 16th centuries. For more about Professor Raz, please also see his profile webpage:

Daoist Ritual and Practice

Daoist Ritual and Practice
An Exhibit in Baker-Berry Library, Main Street
Exhibit dates: April 5 – June 24

SAVE the Date!
RECEPTION: Thursday, May 5, from 4pm-6pm, Baker-Berry Library, Main Street
Free & Open to All.
You’re invited to the reception for an exhibition exploring religious interactions in traditional and modern China. Exploring specific moments from the rich tapestry of religious culture in China, the exhibit shows different ways for interacting with the divine, attaining transcendence, and establishing community. This variety of ideas and practices hint at the complex interactions between traditions and communities in China, and beyond, and show the richness of religious life and experience, limited only by the human imagination.
Exhibition curated by Gil Raz, with the assistance of Dennis Grady, Nienlin Xie, Xiaofan Zhang, and Laura Barrett. Cosponsored by the Religion Department, Dean of Faculty Office, and Baker-Berry Library.