John Barwick

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 a lecturer in the Department of History at Cornell University.


Stacey Bieler

Stacey is the co-author of China At Your Doorstep, Chinese Intellectuals and the Gospel, and “Patriots” or “Traitors”? A History of American-educated Chinese Students. She also contributed to all three volumes of Salt & Light.


Cole Carnesecca

Cole received a PhD in the Sociology of Religion from Notre Dame University. He joined the faculty of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou in the Department of Sociology in the fall of 2016.

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Wright Doyle

Dr. G. Wright Doyle is the director of Global China Center. He also serves as General Editor of the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity and editor of the GCC website. An Adjunct Professor of the Institute for Global Studies, Shanghai University, he contributes to Western and Chinese academic journals, and has published a number of books.


Carol Lee Hamrin

With a Ph.D. in Chinese and comparative world history, and twenty-five years as a senior Research Specialist at the Department of State, Carol Hamrin provides a long-term perspective on the remarkable transformation underway in China.


Yading Li

Dr. Yading Li is a scholar and educator in the study of Christianity from Nanjing, China where he served as a professor for many years. As a senior associate with the Global China Center, Dr. Li serves as the Managing Director for the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity based in New Haven.


Cui’an Peng

Dr. Peng serves as Associate Editor for the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity, and was involved in translating a volume for the GCC series Salt and Light: Lives of Faith that Shaped Modern China. Her book on the history of the translation of the Chinese Bible will be published as part of the “Studies in Chinese Christianity” series.


Gloria Tseng

With a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Gloria is Associate Professor of History at Hope College, in Holland, Michigan. Gloria currently conducts research on twentieth-century Chinese Protestants.



  • Dr. G. Wright Doyle, General Director, Texas

  • Dr. Carol Lee Hamrin, Senior Associate, Virginia

  • Dr. Yading Li, Senior Associate, California

  • Dr. Cui’an Peng, Senior Associate, California

  • Dr. Gloria Tseng, Senior Research Associate, Hope College, Holland, Michigan

  • Dr. John Barwick, Senior Research Associate, Cornell University, New York

  • Ms. Stacey Bieler, M.A., Senior Associate,

  • Mr. Cole Carnesecca, Ph.D. , Asia

  • Mr. Jason Truell, Content Coordinator, Vancouver, Canada

  • Mrs. Casey Houseworth, Editoral Assistant, Italy

  • Ms. Stephanie Helmick, Research and Editorial Assistant, Virginia.

  • Ms. Kittie Helmick, Research and Editorial Assistant, South Africa.

Advisory Council

  • Dr. Daniel Bays, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Dr. Ryan Dunch, University of Alberta, Edmonton

  • Dr. Brent Fulton, ChinaSource, California

  • Dr. Christopher Hancock, Oxford House Consultancy, Oxford, England

  • Dr. Scott Sunquist, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA