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Hong Kong border disputes, socialism in China


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Research Interests

Modern and Contemporary China, Catholic Church, Hong Kong, Sino-foreign relations


Cindy Yik-yi Chu 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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, History

Award Date: 30 Jun 1996

External positions

Professor, Palgrave Macmillan

1 Jan 20201 Jan 2024

Professor, Catholic Church, Hong Kong

1 Jan 20181 Jan 2024


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