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.