Ji Zhe is currently a professor of sociology at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales-Université Sorbonne Paris Cité in France. He is director of the Centre d’études interdisciplinaires sur le bouddhisme (CEIB) since 2016 and codirector of the Equipe ASIEs since 2017. His main study areas are Buddhism and the relationship between religion and politics in contemporary China.
His recent publications include Religion, modernité et temporalité: une sociologie du bouddhisme chan contemporain (CNRS Editions, 2016), 二十世纪中国佛教的两次复兴 (co-edited with Daniela Campo and Wang Qiyuan, Fudan University Press, 2016), Making Saints in Modern China (co-edited with David Ownby and Vincent Goossaert, Oxford University Press, 2017). In 2014, he was nominated a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France.