The Hong Kong Protests and Political Theology

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Kwok Pui-lan, Francis Ching-Wah Yip
Religion in the Modern World
  • New York: 
    Rowman & Littlefield
    , February
     272 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Keunwoo Kwon forthcoming.


The Hong Kong protests that began in the second half of 2019 captured the world’s attention as demonstrations against an extradition bill grew into a larger civil liberties movement. While protests began as peaceful demonstrations, the disproportionate police force with which the government responded escalated the situation to an international crisis.

Kwok Pui-lan and Francis Ching-wah Yip bring together an international cohort to discuss the relation between Christianity and Communism and the neoliberal economy, as well as civil disobedience, religion and social movements, and the roles of the churches in social conflict. This interdisciplinary volume showcases theological reflections by many scholars and activists in Hong Kong.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

KWOK Pui-lan is Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. She is a past president of the American Academy of Religion.

Francis Ching-wah YIP is associate professor and director of the Divinity School of Chung Chi College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


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