Notes on Contributors

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Notes on Contributors
Christie Chui-Shan Chow

received her Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2015. She is a faculty member at the City Seminary of New York. Her doctoral dissertation entitled “Vision and Division: Seventh-day Adventist Schisms in Contemporary China” reflects her interest in church-state relations, conversion studies, Christian ethics, and gender politics. Her recent publications include “Demolition and Defiance: The Stone Ground Church Dispute (2012) in East China,” Journal of World Christianity 6, no. 2 (2016); “Indigenizing the Prophetess: Toward a Chinese Denominational Practice,” in Anthony E. Clark (ed.), China’s Christianity: From Missionary to Indigenous Church (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2017); and (co-authored with Joseph Tse-Hei Lee), Chujing yu shiye: Chaoshan zhongwai jiaoliu di guangying jiyi 处境与视野:潮汕中外交流的光影记忆 (Context and Horizon: Visualizing Chinese-Western Cultural Encounters in Chaoshan) (Beijing: Sanlian chubanshe, 2017).

Lydia Gerber

is Director of the Asia Program and Clinical Associate Professor of Chinese History at Washington State University. Her most recent articles discuss Protestant missionary schools in the German Leasehold Kiaochow: “Testing the Limits of Proper Behavior: Women Students in and beyond the Weimar Mission Schools in Qingdao 1905–1914,” in Anthony E. Clark (ed.), China’s Christianity: From Missionary to Indigenous Church (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2017); and “From Submission to Subversion? The Aidaoyuan Boarding School for Chinese Girls in Qingdao 1904–1914” in Joanne Miyang Cho and Douglas T. McGetchin (eds.), Gendered Encounters between Germany and Asia: Transnational Perspectives, 1800–2000 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

is Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies at the University of Auckland. She received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. Her research interests include the history of Christianity in China, global Christianity, the history of women and religion, and popular Confucian religious movements in early twentieth-century China.

David Jong Hyuk Kang

is Assistant Professor at the Education University of Hong Kong. As a historian of modern Hong Kong and China, his research focuses mainly on the cultural interactions between East and West, as well as the cultural collisions within East Asia.

Diana Junio

Ph.D. (2011), was Assistant Professor of History at Regent University (2011–2016), and is now an independent scholar. Her first book, Patriotic Cooperation: The Border Services of the Church of Christ in China and Chinese Church-State Relations, 1920s to 1950s, was published by E.J. Brill in March 2017. She has written a number of journal articles on China and is working on her second book project about the Chinese Christian experience during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976).

Lars Peter Laamann

B.A. (University of Freiburg and SOAS, University of London) and PhD (SOAS), is Senior Lecturer at the History Department of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where he convenes courses on Qing and Republican China, eastern and central Asian history, and Manchu language. His publications include Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China (co-authored with Zhou Xun and Frank Dikötter) (London: Hurst, 2003), Christian Heretics in Late Imperial China: Christian Inculturation and State Control, 1720–1850 (Abingdon: Routledge, 2006), Critical Readings: The Manchus in Modern China (1616–2012) (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2013), and Spirits, Demons and Healing Hands: Popular Religion, Christianity and Medicine in Early Modern China, 1830–1930 (Abingdon: Routledge, forthcoming). He is also the editor of the Central Asiatic Journal.

Joseph Tse-Hei Lee

B.A. (Royal Holloway, University of London), M.A. and Ph.D. (SOAS, University of London), is Professor of History at Pace University in New York City. He authors The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860–1900 (New York: Routledge, 2003; Chinese edition, Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2010), and co-authors with Christie Chui-Shan Chow, Chujing yu shiye: Chaoshan zhongwai jiaoliu di guangying jiyi 处境与视野:潮汕中外交流的光影记忆 (Context and Horizon: Visualizing Chinese-Western Cultural Encounters in Chaoshan) (Beijing: Sanlian chubanshe, 2017). He also co-/edits Christianizing South China: Mission, Development and Identity in Modern Chaoshan (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), a special issue on “Chinese Secret Societies and Popular Religions Revisited” for Frontiers of History in China 11, no. 4 (2016), Hong Kong and Bollywood: Globalization of Asian Cinemas (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); China’s Rise to Power: Conceptions of State Governance (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); and Marginalization in China: Recasting Minority Politics (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). His current research examines the intersection of faith and politics in modern China.

George Kam Wah Mak

Ph.D. (Cantab), is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include Bible translation, the history of Christianity in China, and religious publishing and print culture in modern China. He is the author of Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of China (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2017) and The British and Foreign Bible Society and the Translation of the Mandarin Chinese Union Version (in Chinese, 2010). A Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, he won its Barwis-Holliday Award for Far Eastern Studies in 2014.

John R. Stanley

is originally from the Philadelphia area and is currently Associate Professor of History at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. from Moravian College in 1994 and later received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. His research focuses on the secular activities of Protestant missionaries in China. He has published journal articles and chapters on the American Presbyterian educational and medical ministry in Shandong Province from the late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century.

Rolf Gerhard Tiedemann

B.A. (Wisconsin), M.A. and Ph.D. (SOAS, University of London), taught for many years the history of modern China at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He has more recently, following his retirement from SOAS, been a Professor of Modern Chinese History in the School of History and Culture, Shandong University, China. His current research focuses on aspects of the history of Christianity in modern China as well as the origin of the Boxer Movement and the Boxer War (1900–1901). His major publications include Handbook of Christianity in China, Volume Two: 1800–Present (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2010) and Huabei de baoli he konghuang: Yihetuan yundong qianxi Jidujiao chuanbo he shehui chongtu 华北的暴力和恐慌:义和团运动前夕基督教传播和社会冲突 (Violence and Fear in North China: Christian Missions and Social Conflict on the Eve of the Boxer Uprising) (Nanjing: Jiangsu renmin chubanshe, 2011).

Man-Shun Yeung

earned his doctorate from Kyoto University in 2000. Since joining the School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong in 1997, he is now Assistant Professor of Chinese History and Culture there. He carried out post-doctoral research at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress in 2002–2003 and at Kyoto University in 2005. He is currently doing research on the history of Chinese-Western and Buddhist-Christian encounters in the early nineteenth century, and on the Chinese rare book collection in the Library of Congress’s Asian Division.

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