Dr. HUANG, Weishan 黃維珊 博士

Associate Professor


Office: Room LG527, Main Building, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, 6, Wai Tsui Crescent, Braemar Hill, North Point, Hong Kong.
Phone: 2104-8237
Email: whuang@hksyu.edu

Academic and Professional Qualification

Ph.D. Sociology                      New School for Social Research, USA
M.A. Sociology                       New School for Social Research, USA
M.A. Asian Studies                St. John’s University, USA
B.A. Chinese Literature         Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

Specialism and Research Interests

Sociology of Religion
Urban Sociology
Transnational Sociology


SOC207      Sociological Theories II
SOC311      Sustainable and Innovative Cities in the Contemporary World
SOC339      Sociology of Religion
SOC357      Migration and Mobility
SOC413      Digitized Media, Culture, and Society

Selected Publications

Books, edited:
2012. Cimino, Richard P., Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang. Ecologies of Faith In New York City, Bloomington, Indiana University Press.

Other recent refereed Journal papers and book chapters:
Mayfair Yang and Weishan Huang. 2021. “Buddhist environmentalism and civic engagement in the secular Shanghai” in Chinese Religio-Environmentalism Ethics and Practice, edited by Mayfair Yang. Rowman & Littlefield. Pp. 62-92.

Weishan Huang. 2021 “The Sinicization of Buddhism and its Competing Reinventions of Tradition” in Sinicization of Religion, ed. by Richard Madsen. Brill. pp. 64-85.

Weishan Huang. 2021.“Commentary: Rethinking Religion in Urban Planning in Shanghai”, Journal of Planning Theory & Practice. A Special Issue of Rethinking Religion and Secularism in Urban Planning. ed. Babak Manouchehrifar and John Forester. DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2021.1908078. pp. 32-35.

Weishan Huang. 2019. “Urban Restructuring and the Study of Temple Agencies”, in Buddhism in the Post-Mao China, ed. Ji Zhe, Andre Laliberte, and Garth Fisher, University of Hawaii Press, pp. 370-403.

*Full publications, please see
Dr. Weishan HUANG’s full publication
(Hyperlink: https://www.weishanhuang.com/)

Research Projects

As Principal Investigator
2019-2021. Hong Kong Hub, Chinese University of Hong Kong Direct Grant for Research, HK$ 100,000.

Buddhist Gentrification, RGC General Research Fund Grant, January 9, 2015-August 30, 2018. (HK$ 440,000)

2018. Transnational Lives of Religion in Asia. Research Summer Grant, Office of Academic Link, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK$ 115,000.

2016-2018. Religion and Globalization: Global Networks from the East. Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, US$20,000.

2015-2016. Buddhist Gentrification, Direct Grant for Research, January 5, 2015-August 15, 2016. (HK$ 80,000)

2013-2015. Taiwanese Capital-Linked Migrants and Transnational Religious Networks in Shanghai, Research Grant, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, July, 2013 – June, 2015. (€24,000)

Community Service

2017-2018. Knowledge Transfer Project Fund (KPF) 
Project Title: Social Integration with the 5%: Social Empowerment of Migrant Workers and Intercultural Communication between Migrant Workers and Secondary Students.