Cindy Yik-yi Chu's picture
Call for Publications
United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Local History, Political Science, Religious Studies and Theology, Social History / Studies



SERIES TITLE: Christianity in Modern China


This series addresses Christianity in Modern China since the end of the Opium War in 1842, after which China was opened to foreign countries, companies, missions and individuals, to the present.


REGIONAL AND LOCAL STUDIES: This series focuses on the history and development of Christianity on the regional and local basis; for example, the Northeast of China, the Fujian Province and Shanghai city. The existing literature has very few titles on local stories, which cover Chinese-foreign joint collaboration, Chinese and foreign individuals and personalities, and specific missionary endeavors. Therefore, this series would fill in the gap in the knowledge of Christianity in regional and local studies in modern China. 


INTER-DISCIPLINARY: It includes a number of disciplines—history, political science, theology, religious studies, gender studies and sociology.


INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE: It covers the presence of the Catholic Church, the Protestant Churches and the Orthodox Church in China.


INTER-CULTURAL: It addresses the presence of the Americans, the French, the Italians, the Portuguese and other foreigners in China; and their relations with the Chinese.



SERIES EDITOR: Cindy Yik-yi Chu


Cindy Yik-yi Chu is Professor of History, Hong Kong Baptist University.


Her books include The Chinese Sisters of the Precious Blood and the Evolution of the Catholic Church (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Catholicism in China, 1900-Present (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); The Catholic Church in China(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); Chinese Communists and Hong Kong Capitalists: 1937-1997 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), The Diaries of the Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1966 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969: In Love with the Chinese (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and its Chinese edition (Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co., 2007), Foreign Communities in Hong Kong, 1840s-1950s (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), China Reconstructs (Lanham: University Press of America, 2003), and Yapian zhanzheng de zai renshi (A Reappraisal of the Opium War) (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2003, in Chinese).


If you are interested in submitting a proposal to be considered for the series, please contact the series editor Cindy Yik-yi Chu at


Submisssion Deadline: 1 April 2018




Contact Info: 
Cindy Yik-yi Chu

Editor of the Christianity in Modern China Series of Palgrave Macmillan
Professor of History

Department of History
Hong Kong Baptist University
Room 1151, 11th Floor
Academic and Administration Building
15 Baptist University Road
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 3411 7182
Fax: (852) 3411 7885
Contact Email: