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Dr. KWOK, Wai Luen

Position
Associate Professor
E-mail
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Tel
3411-7326
Room
CEC 1005
Full CV  
  • Associate Director, Centre for Sino-Christian Studies
  • Recipient of President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching, 2018
  • Langham Scholarship Recipient
  • 2/2018-1/2020, President, The Society for the Study of the History of Christianity in China
  • 9/2016-present, Advisor, Hong Kong Organ Transplant Foundation
  • 11/2013-present, Member of the board of directors, Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 11/2012-present, Member of the Church History and Archive Committee of the Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union
  • 6/2009-6/2019, Member of the Theological and Current Affairs Committee of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Union of Hong Kong 
  • 9/2008-present, Member of the board of directors, Langham Foundation, Hong Kong 
  • Degree:
  • M.Soc.Sc., City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • M.Div., Alliance Bible Seminary, Hong Kong
  • Th.M., Alliance Bible Seminary, Hong Kong
  • Ph.D., King’s College London, U.K. 
  • Work Experience:
  • Alliance Bible Seminary, Hong Kong
  • China Graduate School of Theology, Hong Kong
Courses Taught:
  • GFVM 1046 The Meaning of Love, Sex and Body
  • RELI2006 Introduction to Christianity and Civilizations
  • RELI 2015 Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • RELI 3026 Christianity, Humanism and the Contemporary World
  • RELI 3126 Theology, Liberalism and Sex in Chinese Societies
  • RELI 4025 Christianity and Chinese Culture
  • RELI 7010 Graduate Seminar
  • RELI 7071 Research Postgraduate Seminars
  • RELI 7080 RPG Research Methodology Seminar in Religion and Philosophy
Teaching Areas:
  • Christian Theology
  • Theology and Humanism
  • Christianity and Chinese Culture
  • Religious Charities in China
  • Theology of Sex
  • Research Methods
Research Areas:
  • Chinese Christianity; Christian Doctrine; Public Theology; Theological Hermeneutics
Current Projects:
  • Religious discourse, social participation, and identity construction of Hong Kong Protestant Christians from 1970 to 1997: An oral and documentary history
  • The concept of social justice in the periodicals of foreign religions in China, 1911-1949: Protestant Christianity and Islam
Selected Outputs:
  • “The Narrative and the Triune Reality in the Theology of Robert Jenson: A Post-Karl Barth’s Development.” Yearbook of Chinese Theology 5 (2019): 3-27.
  • “Theology of Religions and Intertextuality: A Case Study of Christian–Confucian and Islamic–Confucian Dialogue in the Early 20th-Century China.” Religions 10.7 (July 2019): 417. (Scopus and A&HCI Indexed Journal)
  • “Seeking justice in the midst of war: The experience of war for Chinese Christians as revealed in The True Light Review, 1937–1941.” Studies in World Christianity 24.3 (Dec. 2018): 234-254. (Scopus and A&HCI Indexed Journal)
  • “Christ-human and Jia Yuming’s Doctrine of Sanctification.” In Zheng Yangwen, ed. Sinicizing Christianity, pp. 109-136. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 
  • “Narrative therapy, theology, and relational openness: Reconstructing the connection between postmodern therapy and traditional theology.” Journal of Psychology and Theology 44.3 (Fall 2016): 201-212. (Scopus, A&HCI and SSCI Indexed Journal)
Selected Conference Presentations:
  • Keynote speech: “Spirituality of Desire and Body Theology,” 2019 Fellowship of Theologians, Organized by Taiwan Graduate School of Theology, 6-7 December 2019. 
  • Invited presentation: “‘Going Forth to Teach, We Shall Have Learnt’: The Case of F. S. Drake at Shantung Christian University/Cheeloo University,” Retrospect and Prospect: The International Symposium on Thirty Years’ Research on History of Christian Colleges in China, Co-organized by Harvard-Yenching Institute, College of History and Culture, Shandong University, and College of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University, 11-14 October 2019. 
  • Invited presentation: “Sinicization, Christianity, and Religious Policy since 2012: A Political Theology Reflection,” The Montagu Barker Lecture Series of The  Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, 14 May 2019.
  • Invited presentation: “The Chinese Church and Its Mission,” In Dialogue with Jürgen Moltmann—Hong Kong Expert Forum, Organized by Institute of Sino-Christian Studies and Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 23 April 2018. 

    - https://www.theology.cuhk.edu.hk/en/moltmann2018

Selected Research Grants:
  • Digital Scholarship Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2018-19. 
    • Project Title: “Digital Oral and Documentary History Database for the Social Participation of Hong Kong Protestant Christians from 1970 to 1997”. (HKD100,000)
  • General Research Fund, Research Grant Council, HKSAR Government. 2017-19. 
    • Project Title: “Religious discourse, social participation, and identity construction of Hong Kong Protestant Christians from 1970 to 1997: An oral and documentary history” (HKD406,964)
  • General Research Fund, Research Grant Council, HKSAR Government. 2015-17. 
    • Project Title: “The concept of social justice in the periodicals of foreign religions in China, 1911-1949: Protestant Christianity and Islam” (HKD264,400)
  • Donation from Tin Ka Ping Foundation on Whole Person Education (HKD1,000,000)
Knowledge Transfer Activities / Projects:
  • Peace-building workshops. Collaborated with Cedar Fund, Hong Kong, 2019-present
  • Christian Social Innovation and Social Enterprises. Collaborated with Fullness Social Enterprises Society, 2014-present