Yangshuo, China


Research Associate

Gloria Tseng completed her bachelor's degree at Pitzer College, in Claremont, California, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Gloria is Associate Professor of History at Hope College.

She wrote her dissertation on the Chinese community in France between the First and Second World Wars. At Hope College, her courses include Modern China, Twentieth-century Europe, World War II: Collaboration and Resistance, Christianity in China: Negotiating Faith and Culture, and Paris and Shanghai: A Tale of Two Cities. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, taking walks, and playing the piano.

Gloria currently conducts research on twentieth-century Chinese Protestants—a group of people whose lives intersected with a series of radical, and oftentimes violent, transformations of their country in the past century, and who now find themselves taking part in a peaceful, but no less radical, transformation of the face of Christianity. The project traces the developments that contributed to the indigenization of Christianity in China. It is under contract with Continuum and to be completed in September 2012.