Liu Peng

Director, Pu Shi Institute for Social Science, Beijing, China

Liu Peng (“Paul Liu”) is the Director of the Pu Shi Institute for Social Sciences in Beijing, is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy in Social Sciences (the Premier Social Science Research Institute in the People’s Republic of China), and is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion Studies at Emory University.  Professor Peng is the author of many articles and books, including two important books, State Religion and Law (2006) and Contemporary American Religions (2001). An innovator in China, Professor Peng started the first website on law and religion in China, has organized many conferences in China and Viet Nam, is a leading academic voice in China concerning law and religion matters, and freedom of religion in particular.