The Hebrew Bible, Biblical exegesis, and the Bible in modern China.
Courses I teach include: Classical Hebrew, Old Testament literature, Biblical ethics, and Jewish thoughts.
“The Chinese Mandarin Bible: Exegesis and Bible Translating,” The Bible Translator, Vol. 57, No. 3, (July 2006), 122-138.
“The Old Testament as Literature and Modern Chinese Protestant Intellectuals, 1919–1937.” In At Home in Many Worlds: Reading, Writing, and Translating from Chinese and Jewish Cultures. Essays in Honour of Irene Eber. Ed. R. D. Findeisen et al. (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Publishing House, 2009), 215–226.
“Moses as a Leader to Modern Chinese Intellectuals: 1920s-1940s,” Asian and African Studies 1 (2010), 26-47.
“Yalanwen shengjing fanyi de quanshi fengge” (Exegetical features of Targum Ankelos), Shengjing wenxue yanjiu (Journal of Biblical Literature), Vol.4 (Beijing 2010), 127-143. (In Chinese)
“Jews and Old Testament Motifs as Discussed by Liang Qichao (Liang Ch’i-ch’ao 1874-1929),” Monumenta Serica 59 (2011), 143-173.
“Original Contributions of Biblical Translation and Teaching to Modern Chinese Vernacular Movement,” Sino-Christian Studies, An International Journal of Bible, Theology & Philosophy 13 (2012), 59-88.
“Shandong minjian wenyi zhong de shengjing gushi-yi shengyanhui zuopin zhong de dahongshui xushi weili” (Biblical stories in the folklore of Shandong province–narration of the Deluge in the works by the Society of Divine Word), Logos & Pneuma: Chinese Journal of Theology, No.45A (Winter 2016), 1-28. (In Chinese)
“Shijiu shiji hanyu jiuyue quanshi de kaiduan” (Beginning of the commentary tradition of the Old Testament in nineteenth-century China), Journal of Sun Yat-sen University, Social Science Edition, Vol.57, No.2 (2017), forthcoming. (In Chinese)
“Meie sitengboge de shixue: shengjing zuowei ‘yishixingtai’ he ‘wu wujie duben’” (The Hebrew Bible as an “ideological” and “foolproof” text: a review of Poetics of Biblical Narrative by M. Sternbert), Shengjing wenxue yanjiu (Journal of Biblical literature), Vol.4 (2010), 27-36. (In Chinese)
“Zuowei zhiliao de zhexue-cong jidujiao shenxue huiying”(a response to Philosophy As Remedy by Yang Yuchang from Christian theology), Shijian zhexue (Journal of practical philosophy), Vol.2 (2015), 340-345. (In Chinese)