John Barwick has a Ph.D. in modern Chinese history and has done work on the role of Protestant elites in China’s modernization in the first part of the 20th century. He is actively involved in research on Christianity in China and regularly engages with scholars from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, Panle.
Dr. Barwick received a B.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Chicago, an M. Div. from China Evangelical Seminary in Taipei, and a Ph.D. in Modern Chinese History from the University of Alberta. His dissertation, titled The Protestant Quest for Modernity in Republican China, won a prize in 2012 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Centre for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, which will also be publishing his thesis. Dr. Barwick has contributed three chapters to the Salt and Light series on Chinese Christians and is currently involved in a project examining the impact of Chinese Christians on China’s religious policy prior to 1949.