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51bF9hX+tuL._SX352_BO1,204,203,200_I am so excited to announce the 4th book in our book series “Asian Christianity in the Diaspora” (Palgrave Macmillan) edited by Dr. Joseph Cheah and myself.

The new book is our series is called, Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement edited by Drs. Justin K. H. Tse and Jonathan Y. Tan.  It is an excellent new book on the Umbrella Movement and its theological implications.

Please do order it for your libraries. Please contact us for a review or exam copy.


Editorial Reviews


“The Umbrella Movement has torn down Hong Kong’s status quo and uprooted many established ideas and beliefs. Though the occupied areas are now cleared, the deconstructing forces of the movement continue as the consciences of Hong Kong’s people are repeatedly challenged by event after event following the end of the occupation. Theological reflections inspired by the Umbrella Movement are critical to the future of Hong Kong as they will determine what will be planted and built in the wake of the destruction. Insights from the authors of this book are important theological resources for the coming construction.” (Benny Tai, University of Hong Kong)

From the Back Cover

 This book gathers the voices of four local Hong Kong theologians to reflect on the 2014 democracy protests in the city from the perspectives of Catholic social teaching, feminist and queer intersectionality, Protestant liberation, and textual exegesis. The volume also includes an extended primer on Hong Kong politics to aid readers as they reflect on the theology underlying the democracy protests.
September 28, 2014 is known as the day that political consciousness in Hong Kong began to shift. As police fired eighty-seven volleys of tear gas at protesters demanding “genuine universal suffrage” in Hong Kong, the movement (termed the “Umbrella Movement”) ignited a polarizing set of debates over civil disobedience, government collusion with private interests, and democracy. The Umbrella Movement was also a theological watershed moment, a time for religious reflection. This book analyzes the role that religion played in shaping the course of this historic movement.

Table of Contents:

  • Foreword by Kwok Pui Lan

    Introduction by Tse, Justin K. H.

    The Umbrella Movement and the Political Apparatus: Understanding “One Country, Two Systems” by Tse, Justin K. H.

    Solidarity and Division Among Hong Kong People in the Occupy Movement: Reflection from a Hong Kong Catholic Perspective, by Yuen, Mary

    Radical Inclusion in the Umbrella Movement: Interstitial Integrity and the New Pentecostal Rebirth of Hong Kong, by Wu, Rose

    The Umbrella Movement and Kairos, by Kung, Lap Yan

    Exegeting the Occupation of Hong Kong: The Umbrella Movement as a Battleground for Liberation Hermeneutics, by Tsang, Sam


Other Books in the Series, Asian Christianity in the Diaspora

Evangelical Pilgrims from the East

Yang, S. (2017)

In this book Sunggu Yang proposes five socio-ecclesial codes as unique faith fundamentals of Korean American Christianity. Drawing from rigorous research and years of ecclesial …

Available Formats: Hardcover eBook

The Gendered Politics of the Korean Protestant Right

Kim, N. (2016)

This book provides a critical feminist analysis of the Korean Protestant Right’s gendered politics. Specifically, the volume explores the Protestant Right’s responses and …

Available Formats: Hardcover eBook

Identity, Youth, and Gender in the Korean American Church

Hong, C. J. (2015)

This book studies Korean American girls between thirteen and nineteen and their formation with regard to self, gender, and God in the context of Korean American protestant …

Available Formats: Softcover Hardcover eBook

Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”

Cheah, J., Ji-Sun Kim, G. (2014)

As we listen to Psy’s music are we laughing at him or with him? This book responds to this question from historical and theological perspectives and tackles the pressing issues …

Available Formats: Softcover Hardcover eBook

Religious Experience Among Second Generation Korean Americans

Hearn, M. C. (2016)

 This book explores the ways through which Korean American men demonstrate and navigate their manhood within a US context that has historically sorted them into several limiting, …

Available Formats: Hardcover eBook

Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity

Kato, J. (2016)

 In this book, Julius-Kei Kato lets the theories and experiences of Asian American hybridity converse with and bear upon some aspects of Christian biblical and theological …

Available Formats: HardcovereBook

Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Tse, J. K. (Ed), Tan, J. Y. (Ed) (2016)

  This book gathers the voices of four local Hong Kong theologians to reflect on the 2014 democracy protests in the city from the perspectives of Catholic social teaching, …

Available Formats: Hardcover eBook

Book Series Description


Asian Christianity in the Diaspora

Kim, G. J. (Ed), Cheah, J. (Ed)

Asian American theology is still at its nascent stage. It began in the 1980’s with just a handful of scholars who were recent immigrants to the United States. Now with the rise in …

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