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Wai Ching Angela Wong is presently vice president of programs of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. She received her doctorate from the University of Chicago and was a longtime faculty member of the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and headed the Graduate Divisions of Cultural Studies and Gender Studies, the Gender Research Centre, and several academic programs. Her recent publications include contribution to and coediting of Chinese Women and Hong Kong Christianity: An Oral History, Gender Consciousness: Gender Studies in Three Societies across the Strait, Gender and Family in East Asia, and Sex/Gender Politics and the Local Movements.
Patricia P. K. Chiu is an honorary assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on the study of women in education, missionary activity, and intercultural relations. Her recent publications include A History of the Grant Schools Council: Mission, Vision and Transformation and contributions to the volumes Meeting Place: Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841–1984, and Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture.
Kwok Pui-lan was the William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, USA, and the 2011 president of the American Academy of Religion. She has published extensively in Asian feminist theology, biblical interpretation, and postcolonial criticism. Her publications include Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology, Introducing Asian Feminist Theology, Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World, and Chinese Women and Christianity, 1860–1927. She is the editor of many volumes, including a major reference work Women and Christianity in four volumes, and Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology.
Judith Liu is a professor of sociology at the University of San Diego, California, where she received her PhD. Her publications include books, chapters, and articles on multicultural education, education in the People’s Republic of China, women and HIV/AIDS, political and civic responsibility, and community engagement.
(p.xv) Zhou Yun is a PhD candidate at the Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University. Zhou commenced her PhD in March 2014. Her PhD research studies a Christian women’s magazine titled the Woman’s Messenger (1912–1951) and examines its debate and conception of family reform in the Protestant community of the time. Zhou’s research interests include history of Protestantism in Republican China and Japan, mission history in Asia, and contemporary movements of overseas Chinese Protestants.
Peter Cunich teaches history at the University of Hong Kong. Although an early modernist by training, he has a keen interest in the history of European missionary activity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially the Benedictine mission to Australia and the Church Missionary Society’s missions in China.
Philip L. Wickeri is advisor to the archbishop on historical and theological studies, and provincial archivist, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. He teaches at Ming Hua Theological College, Hong Kong, and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, USA. His most recent book is Reconstructing Christianity in China: K. H. Ting and the Chinese Church. He is also the editor of Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture: Essays on Anglican and Episcopal History in China.
Frances Slater is reader emeritus in education at the University of London, where she has worked for more than twenty years. Some of her main interests are language and learning in geography teaching, values in geography education, and research and research approaches, which have been the subject of numerous essays and chapters in books including her coedited volume, Geography in Education.
Jennifer R. Lin is a former China correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer, who chronicles five generations of her family in a tale that spans Fujian, Shanghai, and Philadelphia. She relied on private letters and published articles by Rev. Lin Pu-chi and combed archives in England, China, and the United States for information. Currently, she is working on a documentary about the China connections of the Philadelphia Orchestra, which, in 1973, became the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic of China. Her family memoir, Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal, Forgiveness, and Survival in a Chinese Christian Family, was published in 2017.
Chen Ruiwen is a researcher at Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Archives. She teaches at Ming Hua Theological College. Her research focuses on the history of Christianity in China and Chinese Christian music. Her publications include Fragrant Flowers Bloom: T. C. Chao, Bliss Wiant and the Contextualization of Hymns in Twentieth Century China, and a volume coauthored with Philip L. (p.xvi) Wickeri, All Generations Shall Call You Blessed: The History of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui St. Mary’s Church, 1912–2012.
Duan Qi is a researcher at the Institute of Religious Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing. She has published many books and articles on the history of Christianity in modern China. Her book The Struggle Forward: The Indigenization of Christianity in China is a widely used study on the history of indigenization.
Jane Lee is director of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council. Prior to joining the council, she was an academic working for the City University of Hong Kong (1989–1994) and HKU SPACE (2002–2011) specializing in public policy research. She was also the founding CEO of the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute (1995–2002). She was the editor of 《步武基督》(Follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ), which is a book covering 170 years of history for the development of social services of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. (p.xvii)