LAI Pan Chiu 賴品超

Research Projects


  • Chinese-Christian Identity in Migration: Protestant Theology in Hong Kong 1950s-70s
  • LAI Pan Chiu
    1 January 2005
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Chinese Christians have struggled with their Chinese-Christian identity since the introduction of Christianity into China centuries ago. Some of them attempted to Confucianize Christian theology in order to show their Chinese identity. After 1949, the political tension between the Communists and Nationalists, the decline of the influence of Confucianism, the colonial British rule, together with the exhortation to promote the Chinese cultural tradition made by the Neo-Confucians in Hong Kong since the 1950s, challenged implicitly the Chinese Christians in Hong Kong to re-think their Chinese-Christian identity. The proposed research consists of a study of the life and thought of Chinese Protestant intellectuals in Hong Kong during the 1950s to 1970s, especially those who had migrated from Mainland China. The focus of investigation is whether and how the social, political and cultural migration of Chinese society as a whole and the geographical migration of individual Chinese Christians influenced their understanding of Chinese culture. This research aims at demonstrating that these two kinds of migration provided the opportunity, including a critical as well as creative distance, for Chinese Christians to rethink their Chinese-Christian identity and the prospect of the relationship between Christianity and the Chinese culture. (CU04396)



Research Publications


  • "Diasporic Chinese Communities and Protestantism in Hong Kong During the 1950s". (co-authored with YING Fuk Tsang) Studies in World Christianity vol.10 no.1,. Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press, 2004. pp.136-153



  • "Interpretation of Hope in the Context of Hong Kong: A Tillichian Perspective" Interpretations of Hope in Chinese Religions and Christianity ed. by Daniel L. Overmyer and Chi-Tim Lai. Hong Kong, China: Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, 2002. pp.231-249.



  • "Prospect of Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in China: With Special Reference to the Case of Hong Kong". Paper presented in the Workshop on Chinese Religion and Traditional Culture. Hong Kong SAR, 2003.03.19.



  • "The Role of Hong Kong in the Buddhist-Christian Encounter in China". Ching Feng, n.s. vol.5 no.1, Hong Kong, China: Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, 2004. pp.119-133.



  • 《儒耶對話新里程》(與李景雄合編),香港:香港中文大學崇基學院宗敎與中國社會硏究中心,2001。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies BR128.C43 R8 2001 c.3; CC BR128.C43 R8 2001; CC Univ Archive BR128.C43 R8 2001 c.2)


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