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現任美國「復旦大學-加州大學當代中國研究中心」主任,加州大學聖地牙哥校區社會學系特聘教授。2004年起亦擔任中央研究院社會學研究所學術諮詢委員迄今。曾任中國復旦大學社會學系客座教授、香港中文大學訪問學者、福特基金會所資助在中國協助發展社會學計畫的協同主持人。哈佛大學社會學博士,專長為文化社會學、政治社會學、宗教社會學、道德人類學、比較研究、中國社會研究。

趙文詞教授所著《民主妙法:臺灣的宗教復興與政治發展》一書,研究臺灣慈濟、佛光山、法鼓山與行天宮四個宗教團體,革新了傳統的教義與宗教實踐方式,使之契合於臺灣的現代化歷程,使得這些在1980年代後的宗教復興,對於臺灣民主穩固提供了正面的力量。 

Prof. Richard Madsen, distinguished Professor of Sociology the University of California, San Diego

Director of Fudan-University of California Center on Contemporary China and Academic Advisory Committee Member of Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica since 2004.

Previous experiences including Visiting Professor of China Fudan University for Department of Sociology, Visiting Scholar at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, co-director of Ford Foundation funded project in China to develop academic discipline of sociology. 

Harvard University Ph. D in Sociology, expert in Cultural Sociology, Political Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Moral Anthropology, Comparative Studies, Chinese Social Studies . 

Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2007), a book from Professor Richard Madsen (co-author) that carry out research on Taiwan four religion organisations i.e. Tzu Chi Foundation, Fo Guang Shan, Dharma Drum Mountain and Hsing Tian Temple which had revolutionized the traditional doctrines and religious practices where they fit in the modernisation process of Taiwan and lead to religious renaissance in the 1980s, provided positive energy to firm Taiwan's democracy.

 

學歷:

1972-77 Ph.D. (June 1977), Department of Sociology, Harvard University. Dissertation Title: Revolutionary Asceticism in Communist China: Social Structural Causes and Effects of Commitment to and Deviance from the Maoist Political Ethic 

1972 M.A., Regional Studies: East Asia, Harvard University 

1970-71 Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 

1968-70 Fu Jen University Chinese Language Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan 

1968 M.TH., Maryknoll Seminary 

1967 B.D., Maryknoll Seminary 

1963 A.B., Department of Philosophy, Maryknoll College 

 

學術資歷回頂端


1985 - Professor, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 

1984-87 Chair, Program in Chinese Studies, University of California,in San Diego, La Jolla, California 

1983-85: Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 

1978-83: Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 

1977-78: Lecturer and Head Tutor in Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

1976-77: Tutor in Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

1973-74: Sophomore Tutor in East Asian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

1972-74: Instructor, Chinese Society, Cambridge School for Adult 

Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

1972: Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

1966-68: Organizer and Instructor, adult education courses in Catholic theology, Maryknoll Seminary, New York  


專業服務回頂端


 1996 Co-director of project on Social Development in China, funded by the Ford Foundation.

1993 -9 Board of Directors: National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

1991-2: Levenson Prize Committee

1990-3: Committee on Scholarly Communication with China

1989-92: China and Inner Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies

1987-1989: Assistant Editor for China: Journal of Asian Studies

1985-Present: Member; Board of Advisers, The History of Christianity in China Project (funded by the Henry Luce Foundation) 

1980-Present: Member; Editorial Board, Chinese Sociology and Anthropology

1979-Present: Consultant: Maryknoll Fathers, Mission Research and Planning Department 

Summer, 1978: Co-editor, Contemporary China, Vol. 2, No. 2. 

1977-1981: Member, Screening Committee for Pre-Doctoral research fellowships on China, SSRC 

Summer, 1972: Consultant: National Council of Churches of Christ, on project to articulate ethical issues posed by the Chinese revolution 

1967: Field Worker: National Urban League remedial education project 

1964-72: Member of Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (Maryknoll Fathers), in the following positions: 

Editor-in-Chief of Channel, official journal of Maryknoll Fathers, 1967-68; Assistant Editor, 1965-67 

Editor-in-Chief of One Spirit, English and Chinese language newsletter of Association of Major Religious Superiors, Taiwan, 1969-70 

Member of organizing committee for Taiwan pastoral theology conference, 1969, 1970 

1962-63: Editor-in-Chief: Dupage (Student Newspaper for Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Illinois) 


專業領域回頂端


Sociology of Ideas/Culture Theory 

Political Sociology 

Chinese Society 

Sociology of Religion 

"Moral Anthropology"

慈濟相關研究回頂端


民主妙法:臺灣的宗教復興與政治發展