Thomas David DuBois is a historian of modern China and transnational Asia. His areas of specialization include religion, charities and society in China, regulation and definitions of religion in China and elsewhere, and modern history of the Chinese meat and dairy industry. He holds BA (East Asian Languages and Cultures) and MA (Social Sciences) degrees from the University of Chicago and a PhD in History of Modern China from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in East Asian Religions at Washington University, Saint Louis; Associate Professor in the Deparment of History at National University of Singapore; Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, ANU College of Asia and the Pacfici, School of Culture, History and Language; Senior Research Fellow at Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Culture, History and Language; and most recently Visiting Research Fellow, Fudan University Development Institute, Shanghai. His publications include Sacred Village: Social Change and Religious Life in Rural North China (Hawaii, 2005), Casting Faiths: Imperialism and the Transformation of Religion in East and Southeast Asia (Palgrave, 2009); Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia (Cambridge, 2011); and Empire and the Meaning of Religion in Northeast Asia: Manchuria 1900–1945 (Cambridge, 2017).