John Barwick



My research centers on the fascinating enigma that is modern China. I am drawn especially to the question of Chinese engagement with the modern world in the 19th and 20th centuries and the construction of Chinese modernity that emerged from it. A subtheme of my work considers the role of religion in modern societies, and in particular the role of Christianity in mediating notions of modernity around the world over the past two centuries. My dissertation was awarded the CSRCS Ph.D. Dissertation Award from Chinese University of Hong Kong and is currently under review with Brill Press.

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Courses - Spring 2022