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王 珏教授

王 珏教授


B.Ed. (Alberta); M.Div. (CUHK);
M.A., Ph.D. (Vanderbilt)

關於 王 珏教授

Sonia Wong received a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Vanderbilt University, specializing in Hebrew Bible with a minor in Ancient Near East. She wrote her dissertation on “The Solomonic Kingdom as a Cultural Fantasy of the Imperialized Yehudites,” in which she conducts a historical-critical analysis of 1 Kings 1:1-12:24 from a postcolonial-psychoanalytic perspective with the analytic notion of fantasy as a wish-fulfilling narrative. Her monograph Solomonic Fantasy of the Imperialized Yehudites (to be published by Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming) is a revised version of her dissertation.


Sonia is serving as the associate director of the Centre for Christian Studies at CUHK and chair of the Academic Exchange Committee at the Divinity School of Chung Chi College. Sonia is also a member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and currently serves in its Committee of the Status of Women in the Profession (2022–2024), in the Postcolonial Studies session at its International Meeting, and in Asian and Asian American Hermeneutics at its Annual Meeting. She is also an executive member of the Global Network of Research Centers of Theology, Religious and Christian Studies (2019–present) and a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal for the Study of Biblical Literature (《聖經文學研究》).


Besides her Ph.D., Sonia holds a B.Ed. from the University of Alberta, an M.Div. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an M.A. from Vanderbilt University. She received training in ecotourism and completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Before she embarked on her academic journey, she taught high-school mathematics and music for eleven years. Sonia has diverse interests, including swimming, scuba diving, hiking, singing, playing piano, and cooking.


    • Deuteronomistic (Hi) Story
    • The Pentateuch
    • Postcolonial Theories and Postcolonial Biblical Criticism
    • Psychoanalytic Theories and Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism
    • Cross-Textual Hermeneutics of the Hebrew Bible and Chinese (Con)Texts
    • Feminist Biblical Criticism
    • Ancient Southwest Asian Culture and Literature
    • Persian Empire
  • She has received a grant (2021) from the Early Career Scheme Research Fund of the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong for the research project “The Political Unconscious of the Deuteronomistic (Hi)Story,” which she is currently working on. As a part of this project, she is currently analyzing the theme of antimilitarism and demilitarization in the Deuteronomist (Hi)Story.
  • 文章/書籍章節

    1. The Solomonic Fantasy of the Imperialized Yehudites. Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 2. Reihe. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming.
    2. “Signifying the Empire against the Empire or Doing Historical Criticism with Postcolonial Theories.” In Congress Volume XVII (Zurich, September 5–8, 2021), forthcoming.
    3. “Social Movements in Hong Kong and the Bible.” In Activist Hermeneutics of Liberation in the Bible. New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies, edited by Jin Young Choi and Gregory L. Cuéllar. Routledge, forthcoming.
    4. “Naked Exposure of the Female Body in the Hebrew Bible and Modern China.” In Asian Feminist Biblical Studies, edited by Maggie Low. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, forthcoming.
    5. “Zelophehad’s Daughters as Lienü (Exemplary Women): Reading Numbers 27:1-11 and 36:1-12 in the Discursive Context of Confucianism.” In T&T Clark Handbook to Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics, edited by Uriah Y. Kim and Seung Ai Yang, 230­–40. New York: T&T Clark, 2019.
    6. “Gendering Nakedness and Sexual Policing.” In Wisdom Commentary: Leviticus, by S. Tamar Kamionkowski, 44–46. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 2018.
    7. “Naked Exposure as a Shaming Device: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.” In Wisdom Commentary: Leviticus, by S. Tamar Kamionkowski, 226–28. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 2018.
    8. “The Questionable Legitimacy of the Ransoming Power of Purification and Reparation Offerings: A Chinese Cultural Perspective.” In Wisdom Commentary: Leviticus, by S. Tamar Kamionkowski, 186–87. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 2018.
    9. “A Comparison of Chinese Creation Myths and Biblical Texts.” In Global Perspectives on the Bible, edited by Mark Roncace and Joseph Weaver, 2–3. Boston: Pearson, 2014.
    10. “The Notion of כפר [k-p-r] in the Book of Leviticus and Chinese Popular Religion.” In Leviticus and Numbers, edited by Athalya Brenner and Archie Chi Chung Lee, 77-95. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013.
    11. “The Birth, Early Life, and Commission of Moses: A Reading from Post-Handover Hong Kong.” In Exodus and Deuteronomy, edited by Athalya Brenner and Gale A. Yee, 139-155. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012.



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