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Dr. Tim Yung
Lecturer Tim Yung


BA Cantab; PhD HKU


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Tim Yung is a historian of modern China and Christianity worldwide. His research explores religious encounter between foreign missionaries and modern China, especially the formation of Chinese Christianity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His publications illustrate the many facets of Chinese Christianity, ranging from schools to constitutions, from the collective to the individual.




Current Research Project


Tim is working on a book project which explores the identity of Chinese Anglicanism. Using the South China diocese as a case-study, his project examines the competing identities among Chinese Anglicans between 1850 and 1950, the contexts and processes in which they were formed, and what unity was recovered within diversity.






'Crafting and Communicating Theology in the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui, 1849-1949', article for volume on Chinese theology, ed. Chloë Starr (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, forthcoming).


A Short Biography of Charles Ridley Duppuy, Bishop of Hong Kong (Hong Kong: Religious Education Resource Centre, forthcoming).


Review of Alexander Chow and Emma Wild-Wood, eds, Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity: Historical Studies in Honour of Brian Stanley (Leiden: Brill, 2020), in Religious Studies Review, 47:2 (June 2021): 234. 


'Visions and Realities in Hong Kong Anglican Mission Schools, 1849-1941'Studies in Church History, 57 (2021), 254-76. 


Review of Mark P. Hutchinson, ed., The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume V: The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), in Religious Studies Review, 46:3 (September 2020): 413.


'Keeping up with the Chinese: Constituting and Reconstituting the Anglican Church in South China 1897-1951'Studies in Church History, 56 (2020), 383-400. 


Review of David Woodbridge, Missionary Primitivism and Chinese Modernity: The Brethren in Twentieth Century China (Leiden: Brill, 2019), in Religious Studies Review, 46:1 (March 2020): 103.




Teaching Course


  • HIST2191 History of Chinese Christianity