My Publications

Almost all of my publications can be viewed at The following is a list of what I consider my most significant works.

Books, Reports, and Edited Journals

Asian American Christianity: A Reader. Co-edited with Dr. Viji Nakka-Cammauf. (Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity, August 2009)

The Growth of Chinese Churches in the Bay Area: The 2008 Report of the Bay Area Chinese Churches Research Project Co-edited with Dr. James Chuck. (Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity, March 2009)

Conversations on Forming Asian American Evangelical Theologies  Co-edited with D.J. Chuang. (L2 Foundation, 2006)

Asian American Religious Leadership Today: A Preliminary Inquiry (Durham, NC: Duke Divinity School, 2005)

American Baptist Quarterly XXI:3 (September, 2002). “Exploring Asian American Christianity: Its Past, Present, and Future.”

American Baptist Quarterly XX:2 (June, 2001). “Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of Rochester Theological Seminary.”

Book Chapters

“The Changing Face of Evangelicalism,” The Future of Evangelicalism in America edited by Mark R. Silk and Candy Brown. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016): 158-202.

“Inter-generational Mission: The Tipping Point of Asian North American Ministry” in Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Dialogue among North American Asian Christians (Vancouver, B.C.: Asian and Multicultural Ministries in Canada, June 2015): 45 – 59

“Children of Light: Following Jesus in Public Life” (co-authored with Jonathan Wu) in Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations, edited by M. Sydney Park, Soong-Chan Rah, and Al Tizon (Judson Press, 2012): 148–168.

“Polity, Theology, and Ethnicity: Three Factors in the History of Asian American Baptists in Twentieth-Century America” in Baptist History Celebration – 2007 (Particular Baptist Press, 2008): 488-496.

“Beyond Orientalism and Assimilation: The Asian American as Historical Subject” in Realizing the America of our Hearts: Theological Voices of Asian Americans edited by Fumitaka Matsuoka and Eleazar S. Fernandez. (Chalice Press, 2003): 55-72.

“Trans-Pacific Transpositions: Continuities and discontinuities in Chinese North American Protestantism,” Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America edited by Jane Naomi Iwamura and Paul Spickard (Routledge, 2003): 241-271.

“Unbinding Their Souls: Chinese Protestant Women in Twentieth-Century America,” Women and Twentieth-Century Protestantism edited by Margaret Lamberts Bendroth and Virginia Lieson Brereton (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2002): 136-163.

“The Reawakening of Evangelical Social Consciousness” co-authored with Janet Furness (Roberts Wesleyan College) in The Social Gospel Today, edited by Christopher Evans (Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox, 2001): 114-125.

“Chinese Protestant Nationalism in the United States, 1880-1927,” New Spiritual Homes: Religion and Asian Americans, edited by David Yoo (University of Hawaii Press, 1999): 19-51 [Originally published in Amerasia Journal 22:1 (1996): 31-56.]

Journal and Encyclopedia Articles

With David K. Yoo and Helen Jin Kim “Asian American Religious History,” The Oxford Handbook of Asian American history edited by David Yoo and Eiichiro Azuma (Oxford University Press, 2015).

“Asian American Religions,” Columbia Guide to Religion in American History, edited by Edward Blum and Paul Harvey (Columbia University Press, 2012)

“Race,” Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology, edited by Gerald McDermott (Oxford University Press, 2010).

“Protestantism in Twentieth Century Chinese America: The Impact of Transnationalism in the Chinese Diaspora,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations Vol. 13 (2004-2006).

“Asian American Protestantism,” Encyclopedia of Protestantism, edited by Hans Hillerbrand (Routledge, 2003).

“Chinese American Religious Communities” Encyclopedia of Religion and American Culture, edited by Gary Laderman and Luis León. (ABC-CLIO, 2003).

“Second Generation Chinese North American Evangelical use of the Bible in Identity Discourse” Semeia vol. 90-91, edited by Tat-siong Benny Liew (Society of Biblical Literature, 2002).

Asian Pacific American Christianity in a Post-Ethnic Future,” American Baptist Quarterly 21, no. 3 (September 2002): 277-292

“Religious Liberalism, International Politics, and Diasporic Realities: The Chinese Students Christian Association of North America, 1909-1951,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 5:3-4 (Fall-Winter, 1996).

Magazine Articles

Chinatown’s Suffragist, Pastor, and Community OrganizerChristianity Today (June 16, 2017).

Chinese Evangelical Vincent Chin Pronounced Dead: What if Vincent Can had been an evangelical Christian?” Inheritance Magazine No. 44 (June 2016): 34-37.

Responding to Power,” Inheritance Magazine No. 26 (July 2014): 9-10.

I’m Spiritual, Not Religious,” Inheritance Magazine No. 17 (August 2012): 3-10.

The Young Adult Black HoleInheritance Magazine No. 13 (Sept/Oct 2011): 8-11.

Colorblind and Purpose: How Differences Can Also BindInheritance Magazine No. 1 (Spring 2009): 12-14.

“Mutual Partnerships: International Programs Enliven Theological Education” InTrust Magazine (New Year 2009)

“The Changing Face of America,” with David Yoo (Claremont-McKenna College).  Sojourners (March-April, 1997); reprinted as “The Many Faces of America” in Crossing the Racial Divide: American’s Struggle for Justice and Reconciliation (Sojourners, 1998).

“U.S. Immigration Policy and Christian Social Witness” Chinese Christians For Justice (Fall 2002).

“Affirmative Action: Scapegoat or Sacred Cow?” in PRISM Magazine (Jan/Feb, 1996).

“The Uncomfortable Middle: Asian Americans and Affirmative Action,” Books and Culture: A Christian Review (September/October, 1995).

Book Reviews

Mary F. Foskett and Jeffrey Kah-Jin Kuan, eds., Ways of Being, Ways of Reading: Asian American Biblical Interpretation (Chalice Press, 2006) in Reviews in Religion and Theology 15:4 (September 2008): 485-487.

Kenneth J. Guest, God in Chinatown: Religion and Survival in New York’s Evolving Immigrant Community (New York University Press, 2003) in Journal of American Ethnic History 23:4 (Summer 2004): 171-172.

Ken Fong, Pursuing the Pearl: A Comprehensive Resource for Multi-Asian Ministry (Judson Press, 1999) in Missiology: An International Review XXIX:1 (Jan., 2001): 86.

Brian Masaru Hayashi, ‘For the Sake of Our Japanese Brethren’ Assimilation, Nationalism, and Protestantism Among the Japanese of Los Angeles, 1895-1942. (Stanford University Press, 1995) in Union Seminary Quarterly Review 52:1-2 (1998): 150-155.

Richard Abanes, American Militias: Rebellion, Racism, and Religion in PRISM Magazine (May/June, 1997)

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