Chu Xiaobai

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2022 to May 2023

University Affiliation

Xiaobai Chu is a full Professor and PhD supervisor at East China Normal University (Shanghai), Department of Chinese Literature and Culture. She holds a PhD in Anthropology of Art from Fudan University, Shanghai. In her career, she held a series of prestigious fellowships, including a visiting research fellowship at the University of Oxford, University of Zurich, Waseda University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Regent College, Vancouver. Her main research interests lie in the area of Christian literature and arts in China, and Christology in cultural perspective. Her publications comprise more than sixty academic articles and three monographs: The Encounter of Chinese Folk Religions and Christianity in Modern History (2016), A Narrative of Space and the Consciousness of Eschatology: A Study on Christian Literature in Late Antiquity (2016), and Jesus Through the Centuries in China (2011). Her academic achievements have been repeatedly recognized by national and international awards, including The Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise from the University of Heidelberg (2015), and The Templeton Essay Prize for “Science & Religion” (2012). During her stay as a visiting scholar at Harvard-Yenching, she will work on her project “Christianity and Chinese Modernity: The Image of Jesus Christ in Republican China (1917–1949).”

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