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Dr Song, Gang 宋剛

Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts


Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
University of Southern CaliforniaPhD
Peking UniversityMA
Peking UniversityBA


Dr Song Gang joined the University of Hong Kong in 2008. He is now Associate Professor of Chinese History in the School of Chinese. Previously he taught Chinese history and culture at the University of California (Irvine) and Lafayette College. Dr Song has broad interests in Chinese religions and the cultural exchanges between China and the West in history, while his research focuses on Christianity in late imperial China. He has published a number of academic articles in this field, and his first monograph on late Ming Christian-Confucian dialogism will be published in 2015. The projects that he is currently working on include Chinese Marian devotions in the 17th century (General Research Fund), early Catholic bible translations in China (co-authored book), and China’s encounters with the West from 1600 to 1900 (edited volumes). Dr Song has taught the following courses: Topical Studies of Chinese History (CHIN1201), Traditional Chinese Culture (CHIN1207), Folklore and Modern Chinese Culture (CHIN1213, HKU-PKU Summer Programme), Christianity and Chinese Culture (CHIN2254), History of China-West Cultural Exchanges (CHIN2268), and Ideas and Images of the West in Late Imperial China (CCCH9004, HKU Common Core Course). In addition, he supervises MPhil and PhD students who conduct research on related subjects.

Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2003 - presentMemberEUCHINA Newsgroup, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
2000 - presentMemberAssociation for Asian Studies, USA
2010 - presentMemberChristian Study Center on Chinese Religion and Culture (Hong Kong)
2007 - presentMemberChinese Christian Studies (on Google Groups)
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Studies on Ming-Qing society明清社會研究
History of Christianity in East Asia (with a focus on China)基督教東亞傳教史 (以中國為重心)
History of cartography in China中國地圖學史
Confucian intellectual history (with a focus on Song-Ming Neo-Confucianism)儒家思想史 (以宋明理學為重心)
Classical Chinese literature and criticism中國古典文學及文論
China-West historical studies中西關係史研究
Buddhism in late imperial China帝制晚期的中國佛教
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Putonghua英語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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