About Yu Tao and Theo Stapleton

Dr Yu Tao is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia, where he teaches and coordinates Chinese Studies. His current research investigates the interactions between religious groups, civic organisations, and local governments in contemporary China and overseas Chinese communities.

Theo Stapleton is a research assistant in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia. His current research focuses on the strategies that religious groups apply to extend their social influence in contemporary China.

Australia - Asia relations, Religion

Why the census fails to capture the religious identities of Asian Australians

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The dismantling of the White Australia Policy in the second half of the twentieth century ushered in a new multicultural Australia, whose diversity is reflected nowhere more clearly than in the populations’ increasingly heterogeneous religious landscape. As Gary Bouma points out in his insightful book titled Australian Soul: Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century, […]