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Kwok’s New Volume Explores Hong Kong Protests and Political Theology

March 10, 2021

Kwok Pui LanA new book co-edited by Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology Kwok Pui Lan has been published by Rowman & Littlefield Press. It is her 22nd monograph.

The Hong Kong Protests and Political Theology is an interdisciplinary volume spurred by the Hong Kong protests that began in the second half of 2019 as demonstrations against an extradition bill grew into a larger civil liberties movement. Protests began as peaceful demonstrations, but the disproportionate police force with which the government responded escalated the situation to an international crisis.

Kwok and her co-editor Francis Ching-Wah Yip, associate professor and director of the Divinity School of Chung Chi College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, bring together an international cohort to discuss the relationship between Christianity and Communism and the neoliberal economy, as well as civil disobedience, religion and social movements, and the roles of the church in social conflict. The volume particularly showcases theological reflections by scholars and activists based in Hong Kong.