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Seguire S.H. Chan is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Religion and Philosophy and Research Fellow of the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also Senior Fellow of the Centre for Theologically Engaged Anthropology at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on the sociology of religion, religion and politics, and church-state relations. He has published research works on church-state relations, religion and social movements, and religion and civil society in Hong Kong and China. He is co-author of Changing Church and State Relations in Hong Kong, 1950-2000 (Hong Kong University Press, 2003), editor of A Carnival of Gods: Studies of Religions in Hong Kong (Oxford University Press, 2002) and Citizens of Two Kingdoms: Civil Society and Christian Religion in Greater China (Brill, 2021). He has published articles in the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, China Quarterly, China Review, Chinese Sociological Review, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, International Sociology, and the Journal of Church and State. He served as a member in different panels and committees related to the subject Ethics and Religious Studies in the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority in the Hong Kong SAR government.

Research Interests

  • Sociology of religion
  • Religion and politics
  • Church-state relations
  • Religion and social movements
  • Religion and civil society

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong


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