1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Qu

My research interests focus on Chinese popular religion, specifically practices of divination. I am interested in understanding the heterogeneous ways Chinese interpret misfortunes, manage everyday uncertainties, a fundamental realm of human existence, and orient themselves in relation to predictions towards a seemingly definite future. I intend to investigate how the interactions between religious specialists, customers, and non-human actors offer the potentialities of thinking of an alternative goodness in a world inflicted by uncertainty, precarity and suffering.

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Ray
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xq3cf@virginia.edu
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xq3cf
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Expected 2019, MA, University of Virginia, Socio-Cultural Anthropology

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Anthropology of Religion, Uncertainty and Precarity, Temporality and Hope, Health and Well-Being, Spiritual Healing, Care, Personhood, and Greater China.

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