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Prof. YIP  Ching Wah Francis

Prof. YIP Ching Wah Francis

Associate Professor & Director

B.Soc.Sc., M.Div. (CUHK)
Th.D. (Harvard)

About Prof. YIP Ching Wah Francis

Francis Yip is serving as Director of the Centre for Christian Studies and Programme Director of the MA programmes in Christian Studies and Theological Studies. He teaches courses mainly in the areas of systematic theology and Christianity and society. His research interests include Chinese Protestant theology and practices; Hong Kong Christianity; the various interactions of Christianity with capitalism and modernity; the religious and social thought of Paul Tillich; and the doctrinal and mystical theology of Gregory of Nyssa. His current research projects include “Christian discourse with Chinese characteristics: Protestant theology in the political and cultural context of China, 1980-2010” and “Representations of Christianity in the news media”. His publications include Capitalism as Religion? A Study of Paul Tillich’s Interpretation of Modernity (2010); Chinese Theology in State-Church Context: A Preliminary Study (1997, in Chinese); We Believe: A Commentary on the Nicene Creed (co-author, forthcoming) and several journal articles.

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    • Theology and social thought of Paul Tillich
    • Hong Kong Christianity
    • Chinese Protestant theology and practices
    • Christianity, modernity, and global capitalism
    • Political theology
    1. ​Hong Kong protests and political theology
    2. Theology and politics in Hong Kong Christianity: sermons, prayers, and disputes, 2013–2015.
    3. Christian discourse with Chinese characteristics: Protestant theology in the political and cultural context of China, 1980-2010
    1. Yip, Francis Ching-Wah. “Christianity and the Political Religion of China.” In Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging. Edited by Leerom Medovoi and Elizabeth Bentley. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, forthcoming.
    2. Yip, Francis Ching-wah. “ ‘For Our Struggle Is Not against Flesh and Blood’: The Demonic in Hong Kong. ” In The Hong Kong Protests and Political Theology. Edited by Kwok Pui-lan and Francis Ching-wah Yip. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming.
    3. 葉菁華、盧龍光:《我們信:尼西亞信經釋義》。香港:基督教文藝,2014。
    4. Yip, Francis Ching-Wah. Capitalism as Religion? A Study of Paul Tillich's Interpretation of Modernity. Harvard Theological Studies, no.59. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010.
    5. Yip, Francis Ching-Wah. “Protestant Christianity in Contemporary China.” In Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societies, 175–205. Edited by James Miller. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006.
    6. 葉菁華:《尋真求全:中國神學與政教處境初探》。香港:基督教中國宗教文化研究社, 1997。


    1. Recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts for the years 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017.
    2. Recipient of the Young Researcher Award 2011 of CUHK


>>  Click here to Prof. Yip's profile on Divinity School of Chung Chi College website.