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Hong Kong border disputes, socialism in China

1998 …2024

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Chinese Name


Research Interests

Modern and Contemporary China, History of the Catholic Church in China and Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Sino-foreign relations, and Sino-Vatican relations


Cindy Yik-yi Chu is the editor the The Handbook on the Catholic Church in East Asia (Palgrave, forthcoming), and is writing The Biography of Cardinal John Tong (Palgrave, forthcoming).

She writes on the Catholic Church and the Catholic sisters in China Mainland and Hong Kong. She has published 17 books and 50 some articles in edited volumes and journals. Her recent works include: Edited. The Catholic Church, the Bible, and Evangelization in China (Palgrave 2021); Edited with Paul P. Mariani, People, Communities, and the Catholic Church in China (Palgrave, 2020); and The Chinese Sisters of the Precious Blood and the Evolution of the Catholic Church (Palgrave, 2016). She is interested in the history of the Catholic Church in modern and contemporary China and Hong Kong, Catholic sisters in Chinese societies, and Sino-Vatican relations. She is now editing The Palgrave Handbook of the Catholic Church in East Asia and working on the history of Sino-Vatican relations.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy, Hong Kong University

7 Jul 19891 Jul 1991

Award Date: 19 Jul 2031

PhD, History

Award Date: 30 Jun 1996


External positions

Professor, The Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities

1 Apr 202431 Dec 2027

Professor, Hong Kong Chronicles Institue

1 Jan 201931 Dec 2024

Professor, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

1 Sept 201831 Dec 2024

Catholic Church

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2024

Professor, Brill

1 Jan 201631 Dec 2024

Professor, Palgrave Macmillan

1 Sept 201531 Dec 2024

Professor, Cheng Feng

1 Jan 200931 Dec 2024


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