Presentations

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Invited Talks
Tse, J.K.H. (2018). Cantonese evangelicals engaging public spheres. Regent College, Vancouver, BC, 10 May 2018.

Tse, J.K.H. (2018). One Jesus, Two Systems? Theology in Hong Kong after the Umbrella Movement. Initiative for Global Christian Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, 18 January 2018.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). Theology after the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement: notes from Vancouver and Hong Kong. Hong Kong Studies Initiative, University of British Columbia, 28 November 2017.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). Theology in Hong Kong after the Umbrella Movement. Buffett Institute, Northwestern University, 14 October 2017.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). Mapping an ecumene: a primer on cultural geography for pastors. Regent College, Vancouver, BC, 11 May 2017.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). Liberation theology in the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement? Assessing conscientization in an occupy movement. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL, 4 April 2017.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). Asian American ecumene? on inculturation into too many worlds; Negative evangelism? Asian America and hesychastic spirituality. Westerdahl Lectures on Evangelism. North Park University, Chicago, IL, 28 February 2017.

Tse, J.K.H. (2016). Taking the temple to the streets? Byzantine practices in contemporary occupy movements. University of St Francis, Fort Wayne, IN, 13 November 2016.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). ‘What Can I Do For This City?’ The Hong Kong Protests and Evangelical Theology. Regent College, Vancouver, BC, 22 January 2015.

Campus/Departmental Talks
Tse, J.K.H. (2018). The Passion of Hak-Shing William Tam: fantasies of the family in California’s Proposition 8. Asian American Studies Program, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 26 April 2018.

Tse, J.K.H. (2014). In the Shadow of Tiananmen: Democracy, Christianity, Hong Kong. Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 21 October 2014.

Tse, J.K.H. (2009). Homo religiosus bubbles: Hongkonger Christians in Richmond, British Columbia. Presenter in Spring Symposium, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, 18 April 2009.

Conference Presentations
Tse, J.K.H. (2018). ‘Why Can’t the First Nations Be Like the Chinese?’ Cantonese Protestants and the Coast Salish in Vancouver, BC. Presenter in Comparative Studies. Asian Pacific American and Religion Research Initiative, Claremont, CA, 18-21 July 2018.

Tse, J.K.H. and Claire L. Dwyer. (2018). Religious shit: postsecular ontologies and interreligious collaboration on agricultural land on No 5 Road in Richmond, BC. Presenter in Faith, Place and Material Culture: geographies of material religion. American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, LA, 10-14 April 2018.

Tse, J.K.H. (2018). The Bible at Portsmouth Square: Cantonese Protestants for and against Proposition 8. Presenter in Politics of Faith: Solidarity, Justice and Critique in Asian American Christianities. Association for Asian American Studies, San Francisco, CA, 29-31 March 2018.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). ‘This Is About the Property We Bought’: The Secular Dimensions of Cantonese Evangelical Social Conservatism in the San Francisco Bay Area. Presenter in Asian American Secularities: Race, Religion, and the Secular in Chinese American Communities. American Academy of Religion, Boston, MA, 18-21 November 2017.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). The politics of exclusivity: the secular political implications of Cantonese evangelical rejections of Buddhist cooperation in Vancouver, BC. Presenter in Chinese Christianities and Religious Boundaries. Chinese Christianities Seminar, American Academy of Religion, Boston, MA, 18-21 November 2017.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). Orthodoxy in Hongcouver? The Question of Transnational Eastern Chinese ChristianitiesPresenter in Churches Built on Sand? Three Case Studies of Transnational Chinese-Canadian Christianity. Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, 27-30 May 2017. Helen Mo, in memoriam.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). Keeping the Family Together: the geopolitics of family values advocacy among post-handover Hong Kong Catholics and Protestants. Gathered in My Name: Ecumenism in the World Church. Presenter in Religious Competition. Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University. Chicago, IL, 28-30 April 2017.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). ‘We Work So Hard to Buy a House There’: Probing Chinese American Conservative Protests through the Case of Proposition 8. Presenter in Undocumented Asian Americans. Association of Asian American Studies, Portland, OR, 12-14 April 2017.

Tse, J.K.H. (2017). Protesting the Global Day of Prayer: contested charismatic geographies in Hong Kong. Presenter in Transcendental Spaces I. American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, 4-8 April 2017.

Tse, J.K.H. (2016). Canto-theologies in the Umbrella Movement: Christians and Cantonese heroes in protest. Presenter in Local Knowledge of “Chinese Religions.” American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX, 19-22 November 2016.

Tse, J.K.H. (2016). Mechanizing conscientization in Hong Kong’s Occupy Central with Love and Peace: failures of critical pedagogy in contemporary social movements. Presenter. Society for the Philosophical Study of Education, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 4-5 November 2016.

Tse, J.K.H. (2016). Conservative social movements and activist imaginaries. Panelist in Activist Imaginaries. Conference on Critical Geography: Situated Solidarities, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 14-16 October 2016.

Tse, J.K.H., Dwyer, C.L. and Ley, D. (2016). Talking infrastructure: materializing interfaith relations on Richmond’s Highway to Heaven. Presenter in Heritage and the New Fate of Sacred Places. Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Montreal, QB, 3-8 June 2016.

Tse, J.K.H. (2016). Mechanizing conscientization in Hong Kong’s Occupy Central with Love and Peace: failures of pedagogy, theology, and solidarity in contemporary social movements. Presenter in 2 pm, 7 May, Concurrent Session. International Conference on Paulo Freire, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 6-7 May 2016.

Tse, J.K.H. (2016). ‘Under a Vast Sky’: religious protest art and Hong Kong localism’s demystification of urban ideologies. Presenter in Creative Approaches to Research Religion in the City 3: Negotiating Difference and Urban Space. American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 29 March – 2 April 2016.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). Restructuring the church: Cantonese Protestant organizations and economistic states. Presenter in Enter the State: Post-1965 Asian American Religion. American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, 21-24 November 2015.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). A tale of three bishops: Chineseness and the global city in Vancouver’s Anglican realignment. Presenter in Chinese Christianities Seminar. American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, 21-24 November 2015.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). Global cities of God: the ideological fantasies of Chinese American megachurches in the Silicon Valley. Presenter in Megachurch Fantasies. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Newport Beach, CA, 23-25 October 2015.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). Faith Communities Called to Solidarity with the Poor: contesting gentrification and global city secularities in Vancouver, BC. Presenter in Urban Social Policy 3. Canadian Association of Geographers, Vancouver, BC, 1-5 June 2015.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). The passion of Hak-Shing William Tam: Perry v. Schwarzenegger and the question of religious privacy. Presenter in Same-Sex Marriage and Privacy. Freedom of (and from) Religion Conference, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 31 May-2 June 2015.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). Sexualized unions: Cantonese evangelicals, educational politics, and labour unions. Presenter in Education, Faith, and Place 2. Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). Geographies of Asian American religion. Panelist in Geography and Asian-American Studies: Past Reflections and Future Collaborations. Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2015.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). The passion of Hak-Shing William Tam: California’s Proposition 8 and the Secular Ironies of Asian American Christian Privilege. Presenter in Chinese American Secularism and Religiosity: Transnational Constructions of Values and Practices. Association for Asian American Studies, Evanston, IL, 23-25 April 2015.

Kao, Grace Y. and Tse, J.K.H. (2015). Rethinking Reparations to Chinese North Americans: A Comparative Analysis Between the U.S. and Canadian CaseCo-presenter in The Grammar of Suffering and Death. Society for Race, Ethnicity, and Religion, Ilff School of Theology, Denver, CO, 17-19 April 2015.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). Against homeland politics: Vancouver’s Chinese evangelicals and federal politics. Panelist in Religion and Immigration in Canada: Policies, Practices, and Problems. Metropolis Canada, Vancouver, BC, 26 March 2015.

Tse, J.K.H. (2015). Asian Canadian evangelicals and interfaith landscapes in Vancouver, BC. Panelist in Doing interfaith in a Secular Age. Our Whole Society, Vancouver, BC, 24 March 2015.

Tse, J.K.H. (2014). The model minority and the gospel of ‘schoolvation.’ Presenter in Session 2 (with Silas Morgan’s ‘Rethinking Identity Politics: Emancipation from the Myth of Emancipation’). Society for the Philosophical Study of Education, Chicago, IL, 8-9 November 2014.

Tse, J.K.H. (2014). The legal implications of ‘internal doctrinal disputes’: Chong v. Lee, Asian Canadian congregational fractures, and new religious publics in Vancouver, BC. Presenter in Religion, Policy, Doctrine. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Indianapolis, IN, 31 October – 2 November 2014.

Tse, J.K.H. (2014). Faith Communities Committed to Solidarity with the Poor: religious freedom, interfaith initiative, and poverty ministry at Tenth Avenue Alliance Church, Vancouver, BC. Presenter in Solidarity and Empowerment. Christ and Cascadia, Seattle, WA, 26-27 September 2014.

Tse, J.K.H. (2014). The Private Areopagus: White Male Property Ownership and Mars Hill Church, Seattle. Presenter in Mega Churches and Gender: What’s Sex Got to Do with It? Christ and Cascadia, Seattle, WA, 26-27 September 2014.

Tse, J.K.H. (2014). The Civil Human Rights Front: religion and radical democracy in post-handover Hong Kong. Presenter in Critical Geographies of Religion I: Religion, Politics, and the Public Sphere. Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April 2014.

Tse, J.K.H. (2014). The War on Poverty and the Emergence of Evangelism: the Chinese American mainline and the new evangelicals in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Presenter in San Francisco: The Asian American Holy City? Association of Asian American Studies, San Francisco, CA, 17-20 April 2014.

Tse, J.K.H. (2013). Strategies of reconciliation: Cantonese evangelical ministries to First Nations in Vancouver, British Columbia. Presenter in Re-membering Home: Indigenous and Colonial Encounters in Asian North American Religious Spaces. American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, MA, 23-26 November 2013.

Tse, J.K.H. (2013). ‘We were very orderly and peaceful’: ‘model minority’ evangelicals in public space. Presenter in Faith, Class, and Space: Geographies of Religion. Society for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Boston, MA, 8-10 November 2013.

Tse, J.K.H. (2013). Re-working Family Values: ‘conservative’ and ‘progressive’ approaches to family and religion in Hong Kong. Presenter in Migrant Families and Youth. Asia-Pacific Worlds in Motion V: Migration Beyond Borders. St. John’s College, UBC, Vancouver, BC, 30-31 May 2013.

Tse, J.K.H. (2013). America, Return to God? Chinese American evangelicals and the conservative challenge to Asian American studiesPresenter in Empire and the Study of Asian American Religions. Association of Asian American Studies, Seattle, WA, 17-21 April 2013.

Tse, J.K.H. (2013). Cantonese Protestant Activism and Secular Geographies: religion, ethnicity, and the secularization thesis. Presenter in Post-secular spaces: explorations beyond secular theory and research. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 9-13 April 2013.

Tse, J.K.H. (2012). The social conservatism of Cantonese Protestants in Vancouver, Canada. Presenter in Asian North American “Conservative” Christian Communities, Masculinities, and Gender Issues. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 17-20 November 2012.

Dwyer, C.L. and Tse, J.K.H. (2012). Planning for religious worship: the creation of the ‘Assembly District’ in Richmond, Vancouver. Co-author in Religion, Society and Space: An Institutional Perspective. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, 24-28 February 2012.

Tse, J.K.H. (2012). A minority challenging multiculturalism: the social conservatism of Cantonese-speaking evangelical Christians in Metro Vancouver. Presenter in Transnational Identities and Subjectivities. Asia-Pacific Worlds in Motion IV, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 20-21 February 2012.

Tse, J.K.H. (2011). Evangelism, Eternity, and the Everyday: Ambivalent Reconciliation in a Chinese Canadian Christian Church in Metro Vancouver, BC. Presenter in Evangelism, Education, and Leadership: Transnational Strategies and Local Adaptations in Asian North American Religious Communities, sponsored by Asian North American Religion, Culture, and Society. American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA, 19-22 November 2011.

Tse, J.K.H. (2011). America, Return to God? Chinese American Christian conservatives and Asian American Christianity. Presenter in Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity. Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, CA, 19-22 November 2011.

Tse, J.K.H. (2011). Ethnic enclaves and parallel religious lives? The civic imaginations and practices of Cantonese Christians in Vancouver and San Francisco. Presenter in Issues in Ethnic Geography (II). Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 12-16 April 2011.

Dwyer, C.L., Ley, D., and Tse, J.K.H. (2011). ‘Highway to heaven’: the making of a suburban religious landscape. Co-presenter in Traveling faith: faith and transnationalism: exploring the intersections of religion and migration. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 12-16 April 2011.

Dwyer, C.L., Ley, D., and Tse, J.K.H. (2011). ‘Highway to heaven’: the making of a suburban religious landscape. Co-presenter in Immigrant Integration, Religious Diversity, and the Suburbs (Citizenship and Social, Cultural, and Civic Integration). 2011 National Metropolis Conference,Metropolis Canada, Vancouver, BC, 23-26 March 2011.

Tse, J.K.H., Dwyer, C.L., and Ley, D. (2011). Talking infrastructure: another topic for interfaith dialogue on Richmond’s “Highway to Heaven.” Lead Presenter in Space, Place and the Sacred: Managing Religious Diversity in a Multicultural Society. Religion and Society: A Policy-Research Symposium on Immigration, Multiculturalism, and Social Change in Canada. Metropolis BC and Embrace BC, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, BC, 2 February 2011.

Tse, J.K.H. (2010). The silent exodus in trans-Pacific context: the challenges of youth in a Hongkonger church in Canada. Presenter in Generational Change. Asian Pacific American and Religion Research Initiative, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL, 6-8 August 2010.

Tse, J.K.H. (2010). Love lasts forever: transnational family ideals in Media Evangelism films in Hong Kong. Presenter in Transnational Families. Pacific Worlds in Motion III: Mobile Identities, St. John’s College, University of British Columbia, 2-5 June 2010.

Tse, J.K.H. (2010). Silent exodus or second wave? The challenges for youth in a transnational Hongkonger church. Presenter in Young People, Faith, and Place (II). Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC, 14-18 April 2010.

Tse, J.K.H. (2010). Insider ethnography, geographical hermeneutics, and second-generation Asian Pacific American fissures in transnational religious networks. Panelist in Methodologies in the Geography of Religion. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC, 14-18 April 2010.

Tse, J.K.H. (2009). Imagining peace, finding multiculturalism: The transnational imaginations of Hongkonger Christians in Vancouver. Presenter in Space/Place. Asian Pacific American and Religion Research Initiative, Claremont McKenna College, 6-8 August 2009.

Tse, J.K.H. (2009). Homo religiosus bubbles: Hongkonger Christians in Richmond, British Columbia. Presenter in The Experience of Immigrants in Cities: Canada and Europe. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, 14-18 March 2009.

Tse, J.K.H. (2008). Astronauts and young men in Hong Kong: The Hui Brothers’ films and transnational Hongkongers. Presenter in Asian Canadian Studies (I). Pacific Worlds in Motion, St. John’s College and Green College, University of British Columbia, 16-17 March 2008.

Discussant
Crossing Social Boundaries. Chinese Christianities Seminar, American Academy of Religion, 19-22 November 2016.

Response to Ross Douthat, ‘Escaping Decadence.’ Laing Lectures 2014: Settling in to a Decadent Decline. Regent College, Vancouver, BC, 23 October 2014.

The Zainichi and Nikkei Experience. Conference for Centre for Japanese Research, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, 19-21 November 2009.