—Lars Peter Laamann, Religious Studies Review
“Yang’s contribution documents how Christianity in general and Chinese churches in particular have integrally influenced the identity formation of Chinese immigrants. Furthermore, Yang’s book suggests that Chinese evangelical Christians (as well as other recent immigrants) are the ones responsible for sustaining America’s religiosity. Scholars interested in tapping into this religious pulse will find Yang’s book not just useful but indispensable.
Yang’s Chinese Christians in America marks an important break from traditional congregational studies of Christian churches in America. He explores how religion influences and shaped the multiple identities of Chinese immigrants.”
—Michael H. Truong, Contemporary Sociology
About the Author
Fenggang Yang is a scholar of Chinese religion at Purdue University. Between 1997 and 1999, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Houston, where he conducted research among various Chinese immigrant religious communities.