Comparison of Buddhist Temples in Mainland China and the US
This project is a comparison of two Buddhist temples in mainland China and the US. Through the comparison, I analyze how national contexts and religious communities work together to shape Buddhists' understandings of their religious, gendered, and ethnic selves.
Comparison of Scientists' Construction of Selves in International Contexts
During my time in the Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) at Rice University, I examined how scientists' identities and lived experiences are shaped by both the disciplinary culture in science and the national contexts where they live. Data from this project is collected in different national/regional contexts across the world, such as mainland China, Italy, Taiwan, the UK, and the US.