Religious Studies

Prof. KWAN Kai Man

Philosophy of Religion or Philosophical Theology, Systematic Theology, Theology and other Disciplines, Religion and Science, and Christian Social Ethics

Prof. CHAN Shun Hing

Sociology of Religion, Church-State Relations, Religion and Civil Society, Religion and Social Movements, and Religion in Hong Kong and Mainland China

Prof. LO Ping Cheung

Christian Ethics (historical and topical); Confucian-Christian Dialogue (Ming-Qing Jesuit missionaries, Contemporary Confucianism); Comparative War and Peace Ethics (Western Just War Theory; Confucian, Legalist, Military Strategy Schools); Comparative Bioethics (Western and Chinese)

Prof. Stephen PALMQUIST

Immanuel Kant's Theory of Religion; Jungian Psychology of Religion; Mysticism and Religious Experience; Christian Political Theory

Dr. NG Yau-nang

Confucianism (Classical Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism and Contemporary New- Confucianism); East Asian Buddhism (esp. Modern China & Japan); Chinese Popular Religions; Comparative Religious Philosophy; Religious and Cultural issues in Chinese Cinema and Literature; Religions in Modern Taiwan and Hong Kong; Matters of Life and Death (esp. in Hong Kong); Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy

Dr. Ellen ZHANG

Daoist Philosophy (Lao-Zhuang); Buddhist Philosophy (Madhyamika and Ch'an); Comparative Philosophy of Religion and Hermeneutics; Comparative Ethics; Women, Gender, and Religion

Dr. KWOK Wai Luen

Chinese Christianity; Christian Social Participation in Hong Kong; Theology; Hermeneutics and Postmodernism; Christian Doctrines: Trinity; Christology; Pneumatology; Theology of Personhood

Dr. MAK, George Kam Wah

Bible Translation, History of Christianity in China, History of Christian Missions, Language and Nationalism in Modern China, Religious Publishing and Print Culture in Modern China, and Sino-Foreign Cultural Relations

 

 

Professor KWAN Kai Man 關啟文教授

Department Head, Programme Director of Master of Arts in Ethics & Public Affairs and Professor 系主任、公共事務倫理學文學碩士課程主任、教授

Research areas:

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION OR PHILOSOPHICAL THEOLOGY

Ê Arguments for the existence of God; Arguments against the existence of God, atheism; Philosophical analysis of the concepts of God, incarnation, Trinity, etc.; Faith & reason, religious epistemology; Religious experience; Issues like immortality, miracle, God and morality, etc.

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

Ê Theological method; Modern theology; Major themes in dogmatics, e.g. atonement

THEOLOGY AND OTHER DISCIPLINES

Ê Political theology; Christianity and Postmodernity

RELIGION AND SCIENCE

Ê Historical interaction; Methodological comparison; Creation-evolution controversy; Religion & modern cosmology

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL ETHICS

Ê Liberalism and Communitarianism; Sexual Ethics

 

Representative publications:

v  Kai-man Kwan, The Rainbow of Experiences, Critical Trust, and God: A Defense of Holistic Empiricism (New York: Continuum, October 2011).

v  Kai-man Kwan, "The Argument from Religious Experience." In William Craig & J. P. Moreland, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology (Oxford: Blackwell, June 2009), pp. 498-552.

v  Kai-man Kwan, "Theistic & Non-theistic Arguments from Religious Experience," in Charles Taliaferro, Victoria Harrison, and Stewart Goetz, eds., The Routledge Companion to Theism (New York: Routledge, 2011).

v  Kai-man Kwan. "Are Religious Beliefs Human Projections?" In Raymond Pelly and Peter Stuart, eds., A Religious Atheist? Critical Essays on the Work of Lloyd Geering (Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, October 2006), pp. 41-66.

Biography of Prof. Kwan Kai Man (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_kmkwan.html)

 

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Professor CHAN Shun Hing 陳慎慶教授

Professor 教授

Research areas:

SOCIOLOGY of RELIGION

Ê Religion and civil society; Religion and social movements; Faith-based community organizing; Religion and gender; Religion and identity

RELIGION in HONG KONG

Ê Rituals and Practices of Chinese religions; Church-state relations; The social and political role of Christian churches

Representative publications:

v  Shun-hing Chan. 2016. Changing Church-State Relations in Contemporary China: The Case of Wenzhou Diocese. International Sociology 31(4): 489-507.

v  Shun-hing Chan. 2015. "The Protestant Community and the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong." Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 16(3): 380-395.

v  Shun-hing Chan. 2015. "Changing Church-state Relations in Contemporary China: A Case Study of the Cangzhou Diocese." Journal of Church and State 57(2):243-267.

v  Shun-hing Chan. 2012. "Changing Church and State Relations in Contemporary China: the Case of Mindong Diocese, Fujian Province." The China Quarterly 212: 982-99.

v  Beatrice Leung and Shun-hing Chan. 2003. Changing Church and State Relations in Hong Kong, 1950-2000 . Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Biography of Prof. Chan Shun Hing (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_shchan.html)

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Professor LO Ping Cheung 羅秉祥教授

Associate Dean of Arts, Director of Centre for Applied Ethics and Professor 文學院副院長、應用倫理學研究中心主任、教授

Research areas:

Christian Ethics (historical and topical); Confucian-Christian Dialogue (Ming-Qing Jesuit missionaries, Contemporary Confucianism); Comparative War and Peace Ethics (Western Just War Theory; Confucian, Legalist, Military Strategy Schools); Comparative Bioethics (Western and Chinese)

Representative publications:

v  Chinese Just War Ethics: Origin, Development, and Dissent , edited by Ping-cheung Lo and Sumner B. Twiss. London: Routledge, 2015.

v  "Warfare Ethics in Sunzi's Art of War? Historical Controversies and Contemporary Perspectives," Journal of Military Ethics , 11:2 (August 2012): 114-135.

v  "The Art of War Corpus and Chinese Just War Ethics Past and Present," Journal of Religious Ethics, 40:3 (September 2012): 404-446. (A&HCI)

v  "A Confucian Philosophy of Medicine and Some Implications." The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy , 35: 4 (August 2010): 466-476. (SSCI)

v  "Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide from Confucian Moral Perspectives." Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, volume IX, no. 1 (Mar 2010): 53-77. (A&HCI)

Biography of Prof. Lo Ping Cheung (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_pclo.html)

 

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Professor Stephen PALMQUIST 龐思奮教授

Professor 教授

Research areas:

Immanuel Kant's Philosophy of Religion (e.g. the nature of God, proofs for God's existence, the nature of religious experience, moral hermeneutics, interpretations of specific religious beliefs [such as original sin, vicarious atonement, salvation by faith, and the divinity of Christ] and practices [such as prayer, baptism, bible study and church attendance); Jungian Psychology of Religion; Logic of Religious Symbolism; Philosophies of Mysticism/Religious Experience; Christian Political Theory; Yijing

Representative publications:

v  Comprehensive Commentary on Kant's Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).

v  "Kantian Theocracy as a Non-Political Path to the Politics of Peace", Jian Dao 46 (July 2016), pp.155-175.

v  Cultivating Personhood: Kant and Asian Philosophy , edited proceedings of the Kant in Asia international conference (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2010).

v  Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion , co-edited with Chris L. Firestone (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006).

v  Kant's Critical Religion: Volume Two of Kant's System of Perspectives (London: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2000).

Biography of Prof. Stephen Palmquist (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_stevepq.html)

 

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Dr. NG Yau-nang 吳有能博士

Associate Professor 副教授

Research areas:

Confucianism (Classical Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism and Contemporary New- Confucianism); East Asian Buddhism (esp. Modern China & Japan); Chinese Popular Religions; Comparative Religious Philosophy; Religious and Cultural issues in Chinese Cinema and Literature; Religions in Modern Taiwan and Hong Kong; Matters of Life and Death (esp. in Hong Kong); Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy

Representative publications:

v  William Ng (12/2014) " 佛教的神聖空間從伊利亞德觀點分析香港兩例 " [Sacred Space in Buddhism: An Analysis of Two Cases in Hong Kong from Mirea Eliade's Perspective], in《臺灣宗教研究》[Taiwan Journal of Religious Studies ] Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 61-96. [Chinese Article]  

v  William Ng (2013) " 唐君毅先生對自由主義民主觀的反省 " [Tang Chun-I's Reflection of Liberal Democracy]. Legein Semi-Annual Journal (《鵝湖學誌》), No. 51. Pp. 1-37.

v  William Ng. (2010/6). "Interpretations on Ming in Contemporary New Confucians in Hong Kong and Taiwan", in Lin Weijie and Qiu Huanghai ed. Understanding, Interpretation and the Confucian Tradition , (Taipei: Academia Sinica 中央研究院中國文哲研究所) pp. 367-425[Chinese]

v  William Ng (2009), 《對比的視野:當代港台哲學論衡》[Comparative Horizon: A Study of Contemporary Philosophy in Hong Kong and Taiwan .] [Chinese] Liberal Arts Press 文史哲出版社.

v  William Ng (2007/12) "Two Interpretations on Pure Land in the This-worldly Buddhism in Taiwan"《台大佛學學報》 (Taipei: The Center for Buddhist Studies, National Taiwan University) vol. 14, pp. 159-220 (THCI: Chinese)

Biography of Dr. Ng Yau-nang (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_billng.html)

 

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Dr. Ellen ZHANG 張穎博士

Associate Programme Director of Master of Arts in Ethics and Public Affairs and Associate Professor 公共事務倫理學文學碩士課程副主任、副教授

Research areas:

Daoist Philosophy (Lao-Zhuang); Buddhist Philosophy (Madhyamika and Ch'an); Comparative Philosophy of Religion and Hermeneutics; Comparative Ethics; Women, Gender, and Religion

Representative publications:

v  "Weapons Are Nothing but Ominous Instruments: The Daodejing's View on War and Peace." Journal of Religious Ethics , Vol.40, Issue 3, 2012, pp.473-502.

v  "Zheng as Zheng? A Daoist Challenge to Punitive Expeditions" in Chinese Just War Ethics: Origin, Development, and Dissent . P. C. Lo and Sumner B. Twiss (eds). London: Routledge, 2015, pp.209-225.

v  "On Human Rights and Freedom in Bioethics: A Philosophical Inquiry in Light of Buddhism," Studia Bioethica , Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2014, pp. 24-33.

v  "Vulnerability, Compassion, and Ethical Responsibility: A Buddhist Perspective on the Phenomenology of Illness and Health" in Religious Perspectives of Human Vulnerability in Bioethics . Joseph Tham (ed), New York/London: Springer, 2014. pp. 41-53.

v  "What Is Personhood? Kant and Huayan Buddhism" in Stephen R. Palmquist, ed., Cultivating Personhood: Kant and Asian Philosophy . Berlin: Walter de Gruyter publishers, 2010, pp. 678-694.

Biography of Dr. Ellen Zhang (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_zhang.html)

 

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Dr. KWOK Wai Luen 郭偉聯博士

Associate Director of Centre for Sino-Christian Studies and Assistant Professor 中華基督宗教研究中心副主任、助理教授

Research areas:

Chinese Christianity; Christian Social Participation in Hong Kong; Theology; Hermeneutics and Postmodernism; Christian Doctrines: Trinity; Christology; Pneumatology; Theology of Personhood

Representative publications:

v  Self-defence or social concern? The social and political participation of Hong Kong Church . Hong Kong: China Alliance, 2015. xi+213. (《自保與關懷──香港教會的社會及政治參與》。香港:宣道,2015)

v  Advocating separatism? Chia Yu-ming, Fundamentalists and their difficulties in Chinese church union movement . Hong Kong: Tien Dao Publication House, 2002, xvi+180pp. (In Chinese) (《反對合一!?:賈玉銘、基要主義與中國教會合一運動的糾結》。香港:天道書樓,2002)

v  "Reconsidering Public theology: Involvement of Hong Kong Protestant Christianity in the Occupy Central Movement". Journal of Dharma 40.2 (June 2015): 169-188. (A&HCI Indexed Journal)

v  "The Christ-human and Jia Yuming's doctrine of sanctification: A case study in the Confucianization of Chinese fundamentalist Christianity". Studies in World Christianity 20.2 (Aug. 2014): 145-165. (A&HCI Indexed Journal)

v  "Word, event and communion: Trinity in Robert Jenson and Eberhard Jüngels thought as seen in their interpretation of Barth." Sino-Christian Studies: An International Journal of Bible, Theology & Philosophy 14 (Dec. 2012): 27-58. (A&HCI Indexed Journal)

Biography of Dr. Kwok Wai Luen (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_kwokwl.html)

 

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Dr. Mak, George Kam Wah 麥金華博士

Assistant Professor 助理教授

Research areas:

Bible Translation, Chinese Protestant Christianity, History of Christian Missions, Language and Nationalism in Modern China, Religious Publishing and Print Culture in Modern China, and Sino-Foreign Cultural Relations

Representative publications:

v  Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of China (Volume 131 of Sinica Leidensia). Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017, xvi+413 pages (ISBN: 9789004316270).

v  麥金華:《大英聖書公會與官話《和合本》聖經翻譯》。香港:基督教中國宗教文化研究社,2010,共 159 頁。 [The British and Foreign Bible Society and the Translation of the Mandarin Chinese Union Version . Hong Kong: Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, 2010, xxiv+159 pages.] (ISBN: 9789627706212).

v  The Belated Formation of the China Bible House (1937): Nationalism and the Indigenization of Protestantism in Republican China. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 78, 3 (2015): 515-535. (AHCI Journal)

v  To Add or not to Add? The British and Foreign Bible Societys Defence of the Without Note or CommentPrinciple in Late Qing China. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society , series 3, 25, 2 (2015): 329-354. (AHCI Journal). [This paper was awarded the 2014 Barwis-Holliday Award for Far Eastern Studies, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.]

v  The Colportage of the Protestant Bible in Late Qing China: The Example of the British and Foreign Bible Society. In Religious Publishing and Print Culture in Modern China, 1800-2012 , edited by Philip Clart and Gregory Adam Scott. Boston and Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015, pp. 17-49.

Biography of Dr. George Mak (http://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/info_makkw.html)

 

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