Paul R Katz

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Research Fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica
Location Taipei, Taiwan
Introduction Paul R. Katz obtained his doctorate from the Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University. A specialist in the history of Chinese religion and society, his leading publications include: Demon Hordes and Burning Boats: The Cult of Marshal Wen in Late Imperial Chekiang (SUNY Press, 1995), Images of the Immortal: The Cult of Lü Dongbin at the Palace of Eternal Joy (University of Hawaii Press, 1999) and When Valleys Turned Blood Red: The Ta-pa-ni Incident in Colonial Taiwan (University of Hawaii Press, 2005; Chinese version published in 2006). He has just published a new book entitled Divine Justice: Religion and the Development of Chinese Legal Culture (Routledge, 2008).
Interests Religion and society in modern China, Taiwanese religions, Taiwanese history
Favorite Movies Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Bagger Vance, The Dead Poet's Society
Favorite Music Yes, ELP, The Who, Cream
Favorite Books Lord of the Rings, Sherlock Holmes, Isaac Asimov's writings