MSc, PhD (University of Edinburgh)
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Marina Xiaojing Wang received her doctoral degree from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh in 2013. Her thesis focuses on the history of the ecumenical movement in early twentieth-century China. She is currently a lecturer at the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, teaching various courses related to the history of Chinese Christianity, modern western church history and the world ecumenical movement. She also serves as Associate Director of the Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture. Her research interests revolve around the history of Christian missions and world Christianity, world ecumenical movement, Christianity and nationalism, Christian missions, education and modernity in China, Chinese Protestant figure studies, and indigenous/home missions to ethnic minorities in China.
Her most recent publications include ‘All One in Christ Jesus’: Cheng Jingyi and the Church Unity Movement in Early Twentieth-Century China(New Taipei: Christian Literature Council Ltd., forthcoming, in Chinese), ‘Western Establishment or Chinese Sovereignty?: The Tientsin Anglo-Chinese College during the Restore Educational Rights Movement (1924-1927),’ Studies in Church History55 (2019, forthcoming, Ecclesiastical History Society President’s Prize – for the best paper given by an early-career scholar), ‘The Chinese Home Missionary Society: An Early Attempt at Shaping an Interdenominational and Indigenised Chinese Christianity (1918-1955),’ in Yearbook of Chinese Theology 2017, ed., Paulos Z. Huang (Leiden: Brill, 2017), 75-96, ‘The Best Method of Selecting and Training Native Preachers: A Study on the Evolution of the Theological Institute in Tianjin (1863-1902),’ Sino-Christian Studies: An International Journal of Bible, Theology and Philosophy23 (2017): 7-40, and ‘The Evolution of the Ecumenical Vision in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Context: A Case Study of the Church of Christ in China (1927-1937),’ Studies in World Christianity23:1 (2017): 19-34.