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Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit



David C. Lewis is a Visiting Professor in the School of Ethnology and Sociology, Yunnan University, Kunming, China. Besides his teaching in China, he has taught about Japan at the universities of Cambridge and Leeds and has conducted research on the anthropology of religion in Japan, England, Russia and elsewhere in the former USSR. His books include Religion in Japanese Daily Life (2018), After Atheism: Religion and Ethnicity in Russia and Central Asia (2000, 2013) and Healing: Fiction, Fantasy or Fact? (1989), besides translating from Russian into English The Kalmyks by Elza-Bair Guchinova (2006) and co-editing with He Ming a book entitled Ethnicity and Religion in Southwest China (2021).


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