Institution: McGill University
Department: School of Religious Studies


Lai, Rongdao

Lai, Rongdao

Rongdao is Assistant Professor of Religion at McGill University. She received her PhD in Religious Studies from McGill University in 2013, and was based at the University of Southern California before returning to Montreal. She specializes in modern Chinese Religions, focusing especially on the changing landscape in modern Chinese Buddhism and identity production. She is co-editor for the Eastern Buddhist feature on Socially Engaged Buddhism (2014). She is currently completing a book manuscript based on her doctoral dissertation on modern Buddhist education and citizenship in China. Her other on-going project focuses on the networks and transnational movements of Chinese Buddhists in the twentieth century.