B.A., M.Phil. (HKU); D.Phil. (Oxon)
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Having received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, John Lai is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and was a Visiting Scholar of the Harvard-Yenching Institute (2015-16). His research interests and teaching areas revolve around the interdisciplinary study of religion, literature and translation, with a focus on Chinese Christian literature. He has published three monographs: Negotiating Religious Gaps: The Enterprise of Translating Christian Tracts by Protestant Missionaries in Nineteenth-Century China (2012), The Afterlife of a Classic: A Critical Study of the Late-Qing Chinese Translations of The Pilgrim’s Progress (in Chinese) (2012), Attuning the Gospel: Chinese Christian Novels of the Late Qing Period (in Chinese) (2017). He obtained the “Research Excellence Award” (2011) and “The Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teaching Award” (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been awarded the “General Research Fund” from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council for four times.