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Olga Dror

Olga Dror
Areas of Speciality
  • Modern East Asia and Vietnam
  • (979) 845-7151
  • Glasscock 103D
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Ph.D., Cornell University 2003

Research Interests

Olga Dror has worked on religious traditions in China and Vietnam, with particular emphasis on popular beliefs: how do they originate, why some of them develop, while others pass into oblivion, do those beliefs pertain only to the religious domain – these are only few examples of the questions she is interested in. Being interested in transnational interactions, she has also explored missionary activities in China and Vietnam, focusing on missionaries’ perceptions of the local religious and philosopical currents: Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and popular religions.