Mayfair Yang

Mayfair Yang is an anthropologist and professor in the Department of Religious Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Re-enchanting Modernity: Ritual Economy and Society in Wenzhou, China (2020), and Gifts, Favors, and Banquets: the Art of Social Relationships in China (1994, American Ethnological Society award) . She is also the editor of Spaces of Their Own: Women's Public Sphere in Transnational China (1999), and Chinese Religiosities: Afflictions of Modernity and State Formation (2008).