Christian culture

Notes for Contributors

The Journal receives articles from China Mainland, China Hong Kong and China Taiwan, Europe, and North America. To unify the format and expedite our anonymous review process, we request that authors observe the following guidelines:

1. Length of essay—no official limit; preferred: 8,000 - 15,000 words.

2. Essays should be submitted directly to the Editor’s mailbox via email

    with your contact information to expedite the review process.

3. A copy of the original essay must accompany a translated piece when

    submitted; copyright to be settled by the translator.

4. Use footnotes. Include references for quotations in the original language.

     List in order: author, title, city, publisher, date, page number(s).

5. Provide both Chinese and English abstracts (150-250 words each) and

    author’s introduction in both languages (100 words each).

6. The name of the author will be temporarily deleted from the essay and

    sent to two select members of the Referee Committee, who are familiar

    with the topics addressed, one from within China Mainland and one

    from outside. The choice of essays by the Chief Editor will be made with

    recommendations from the Referee Committee.

7. Receipt of essays will signify the conferring of copyrights. Kindly notify us

    in the event of change concerning the copyright issues.


The Journal is divided into the following sections, whose titles are taken from Nestorian writings in order to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in China:

1. Dao Wu Chang Ming: Study of Theories and Classics

2. Hun Yuan Zhi Xing: Study of Christian Thinkers

3. Hua Tong Xuan Li: Study of Christianity, Society and Ethics

4. Fa Yu Shui Feng: Dialogue between Chinese Culture and Christianity

5. Jing Guan Wu Se: Study of Christian Culture and Literature

6. Fa Liu Shi Dao: Study of Chinese Historical Records on Christianity

7. Shu Dian Fan Jing: Reviews and Introductions to New Books

8. He Er Bu Tong: Academic Debate and Responses

9. Qing Ji Ming Gong: Academic Developments and Research Updates


Beginning with Volume 8 each issue of the Journal for the Study of Christian Culture has featured a theme:


Volume 8: Secular Theology

Volume 9: Ethics of Faith

Volume 10: Theology and Hermeneutics

Volume 11: The Publics of Theology

Volume 12: The Theology of Dialogue

Volume 13: The Spiritual and the Poetical

Volume 14: Theology and Public Discourse

Volume 15: Theological Event

Volume 16: Option for the Poor

Volume 17: Sinology and Theology

Volume 18: Poetics and Theology

Volume 19: Sacred and Transgression

Volume 20: Aesthetic Theology

Volume 21: Critical Terms in Theology

Volume 22: Critical Theory and Theology

Volume 23: Christianity, Paganism, and Modernity

Volume 24: Western Marxism and Theology

Volume 25: Scriptural Reasoning

Volume 26: Missionaries and Chinese Classics

Volume 27: The Translation and Interpretation of Scriptures

Volume 28: Cultural Identities

Volume 29: The Rhetoric of Icons

Volume 30: Memories Amid the Ruins

Volume 31: Moving Boundaries

Volume 32: Trajectory of the Classics

Volume 33: Controversies over the Translation of Religious Texts

Volume 34: The Significance of Hope

Volume 35: Post-modern Theology

Volume 36: Does Tian (Heaven) Speak?

Volume 37: "Ethics of Ultimate Ends" and "Ethics of Responsibility"

Volume 38: "Difference" and "Écart"

Volume 39: Post-Secular Era






According to the editorial plan, upcoming themes will cover “Religious Phenomenology” (Volume 40) and “Mit dem Anfang anfangen” (Volume 41). We welcome your contributions.