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Dr. Clement Tong is an assistant professor of biblical studies and the coordinator of the Global Mandarin Program at the ACTS Seminaries (TWU). He is also a History and Asian Studies lecturer at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and a sessional lecturer at the University of British Columbia. Having worked as a certified translator in Canada for many years, he is interested in translation theories and practices as well as how they are related to the notions of identities and transcultural communication. He also has strong research interests in the history of China, Hong Kong, and the Cantonese Worlds, and has published several Hong Kong-themed works including “The Hong Kong Week of 1967 and the Emergence of Hong Kong Identity Through Contradistinction” and “Translating Memories — The Fight over Pikachu in Hong Kong.”
Dr. Clement Tong teaches History of Cantonese Worlds (HIST 377), China and the World (HIST 270A), History of Hong Kong (HIST 373), and History of Later Imperial China (HIST 379) at UBC.