I have been in the San Francisco Bay Area since 4 June 2011 and will be here until 19 July 2011. I am continuing to conduct field work for my PhD project on Cantonese-speaking evangelicals, their conceptions of civil society, and their engagement in society and politics.
I am interested in the following things (although this list is by no means exhaustive):
- Chinese Christian engagement in local neighborhood politics and social services, including advocacy for the marginalized, entrepreneurial work, and inter-Christian cooperation
- Engagement with the perceived secularism of San Francisco
- The issue of same-sex marriage and other family values politics (including anti-gambling activism)
- Demographic shifts within Chinese Christian communities
- Interactions between Chinese mainline Protestant groups and Chinese evangelical groups, including the similarities and differences of their engagement with society and politics
- Chinatown Christian political and social activism
- Activism around the 1989 Tiananmen incident
- Comparisons among the City, the East Bay, and the South Bay
- Engagement with American politics, especially self-identifications with Democrat and Republican
- Engagement with the People’s Republic of China
If you’d like to be interviewed for this project or know of any leads related to these issues, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.