Lai Pan-chiu received his B.A. (Religious Studies, 1985) and M.Div. (Theology, 1987) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. from King’s College London (Systematic Theology, 1991).

He had served as pastor to the Rhenish Church (U.K.) and taught at Middlesex University (U.K.), before joining the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1996. He now serves as Professor and Head of Graduate Division of Religious Studies, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies; and, Co-Director, Centre for the Study of Religious Ethics and Chinese Culture, Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

His academic interests include Inter-religious Dialogue, Modern Christian Thought, Christianity and Chinese Culture, Philosophy of Religion, Environmental Ethics, and Religion & Natural Science. He has successfully supervised 36 Ph.D. (including 4 as co-supervisor) and 12 M.Phil. (including 2 as co-supervisor) theses related to these areas.

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