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Paul Farrelly

Mr Paul J. Farrelly

PhD Scholar

MA (Asia-Pacific Studies) (First Class Honours), Australian National University
Master of Asia Pacific Studies, Australian National University
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), Australian National University
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Australian National University

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Biography

Paul J. Farrelly is a historian of religion in Taiwan and China.  He is a contributing editor to The China Story Journal, responsible for Reading into the Past. For more details, please visit www.pauljfarrelly.com or https://twitter.com/paul_farrelly

Other Languages

  • Chinese

Research Interests

  • New Age religion
  • New Religious Movements
  • History
  • Modern Taiwan
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Current Projects

  • C.C. Wang, Terry Hu and a history of New Age religion in Taiwan (dissertation)
  • Religion and locality in the Chinese World
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Selected Publications

Contributions to The China Story

Co-founder and editor of ‘Reading into the Past’, a selection of English-language materials relevant to The China Story originally published in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, online at: http://www.thechinastory.org/reading-into-the-past/

‘The best job in the world? Taiwan, Australia and working holiday visas’, The China Story Journal, 6 September 2013, online at: http://www.thechinastory.org/agenda2013/the-best-job-in-the-world-taiwan-australia-and-working-holiday-visas/

‘Taiwan ‘Action Zen’ on the Mainland’, The China Story Journal, 19 November 2012, online at: http://www.thechinastory.org/2012/11/taiwan-action-zen-on-the-mainland/

‘Serious Comic’ in ‘Australia’s Asian White Paper: Filling in Some Blanks’, The China Story Journal, 15 November 2012, online at: http://www.thechinastory.org/2012/11/australias-asian-white-paper-filling-in-some-blanks/

Others

‘Huan-ting zen: media and emotional transformation’ in Religion  and  the  Media  in  China:  Faith,  Society,  Politics  and  Law, Travagnin, Stefania (ed), Routledge, upcoming.

‘Terry Hu: Taiwan’s New Age Buddhist’ in Figures of Buddhist Modernity, McDaniel, Justin; Rowe, Mark; Samuels, Jeffrey (eds), University of Hawai’i Press, Hawaii, upcoming.

‘Tainan's Haishan Hostel: renovated but not redundant’ in Pacific and Asian History, vol.1, no.2 (July-February 2013-2014), online at:
http://chl.anu.edu.au/publications/pahnewsletter/pah2013_v1.2.pdf

‘The New Testament Church in Taiwan and Mount Zion’ in Flows of Faith: Religious Reach and Community in Asia and the Pacific, Manderson, Lenore; Smith, Wendy; Tomlinson, Matt (eds), Springer, Dordrecht, 2012. Online at: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/anthropology+%26+archaeology/book/978-94-007-2931-5

‘Meet number one rockstar monk’, The Punch, 20 February 2012, online at: http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/chinawatch-meet-number-one-rockstar-monk/

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Updated:  12 May 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, China in the World /Page Contact:  China in the World