My Book Series: Asian Christianity in the Diaspora

Book Series: Asian Christianity in the Diaspora  (Palgrave Macmillan)

Series Editors: Grace Ji-Sun Kim & Joseph Cheah

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 Asian American population and the rise of Asian American theologians, this new community is an ever-important voice within theological discourse and Asian American cultural studies.

This new series seeks to bring to the forefront some of the important, provocative new voices within Asian American Theology. The series aims to provide Asian American theological responses to the complex process of migration and resettlement process of Asian immigrants and refugees. We will address theoretical works on the meaning of diaspora, exile, and social memory, and the foundational works concerning the ways in which displaced communities remember and narrate their experiences. Such an interdisciplinary approach entails intersectional analysis between Asian American contextual theology and one other factor; be it sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, and/or cultural studies.

This series also addresses Christianity from Asian perspectives. We welcome manuscripts that examine the identity and internal coherence of the Christian faith in its encounters with different Asian cultures, with Asian people, the majority of whom are poor, and with non-Christian religions that predominate the landscape of the Asian continent.

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Palgrave is embarking on a transformation of discourse within Asian and Asian American theological scholarship as this will be the first of its kind. As we live in a global world in which Christianity has re-centered itself in the Global South and among the racialized minorities in the United States, it behooves us to listen to the rich, diverse and engaging voices of Asian and Asian American theologians.

If you have a project you think may be suitable for the series, contact the series editors:  Grace Ji-Sun Kim, & Joseph Cheah,


Book Series Titles:

15th Book in Series: Pastoral Care in a Korean American Context edited by Angella Son

14th Book in Series: Religious Experience in Trauma KwangYu Lee

13th Book in Series: Place, Alterity, and Narration in a Taiwanese Catholic Village Marco Lazzarotti

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12th Book in Series: Asian and Asian American Women in Theology and Religion edited by Kwok Pui-lan

11th Book in Series: Meaning and Controversy within Chinese Ancestor Religion by Batairwa Kubuya, P. 

10th Book in Series: Ascension Theology and Habakkuk by Presa, Neal. D.

9th Book in Series: Interreligous Pedagogy edited by Park, J. E. Sophia, & Emily S. Wu

8th Book in the Series: Korean Women, Self-Esteem, and Practical Theology by Lucy Chung

7th Book in the Series: Evangelical Pilgrims from the East by Sunggu Yang


6th Book in the Series:  The Gendered Politics of the Korean Protestant Right Nami Kim


5th Book in the Series: Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity by Julius-Kei Kato


4th Book in the Series:  Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement edited by Justin K. H. Tse and Jonathan Y. Tan


3rd Book in the SeriesReligious Experience Among Second Generation Korean Americans (Anthropology, Change and Development) by Mark Chung Hearn


2nd Book in the SeriesIdentity, Youth, and Gender in Korean American Church by Christine Hong


1st Book in the Series: Theological Reflections on Gangnam Style: A Racial, Sexual and Cultural Critique  co-written Joseph Cheah & Grace Ji-Sun KimShowJacket.asp


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