Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT)

 

Background

Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT) is a four-week residential program that provides space and time for scholars to deepen their understanding of theologies and traditions. Participants undertake research and writing in the broad area of Asian cultures and theologies and complete a working paper while in residence. Starting from 2015, IASACT is organized by the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and funded by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. Since 2004, 218 scholars from 138 institutions in 20 countries have benefited from the time IASACT affords for reflection, interaction and network-building.

More information about the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.

IASACT Academic Conference cum the 15th Anniversary Celebration

  • IASACT will celebrate its 15th Anniversary in 2019 and plans to mark this milestone with an international academic conference. Co-organized by the United Board and the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, a three-day conference will be held from July 3 to July 7, 2019 (arrival and departure including) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with the theme on “Re-imagining Hospitality and Spirituality in Asia’. It will both be a time of deep reflection, evaluation as well as exploration of innovative ideas for ways forward. A 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner for celebration is tentatively scheduled on July 5. Please register now and we look forward to meeting you again!

Program Schedule

3 - 7 July 2019

Arrival: 3 July 2019 (Wednesday)

Departure: 7 July 2019 (Sunday)

IASACT LEADERSHIP

IASACT Dean

Dr. Wai Ching Angela WONG

Vice President for Programs
United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

IASACT Associate Dean

Prof. Lap Yan KUNG

Associate Professor
Divinity School of Chung Chi College
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Advisory Committee

Dr. Wai Ching Angela WONG (Co-Chair)
Prof. Lap Yan KUNG (Co-Chair)
Prof. Dominador BOMBONGAN Jr, Philippines
Fr. Viju Painadath DEVASSY, India
Dr. Jeanny DHEWAYANI, Indonesia
Prof. Archie C.C. LEE, Hong Kong
Prof. Yeong Mee LEE, South Korea
Prof. Anita Christine TIPHAGNE, India
 

Registration

Since IASACT will be stepping into the 15th year in 2019, an Academic Conference cum the 15th Anniversary Celebration will be held. All IASACT alumni, mentors and Advisory Committee members are welcome to join for reunion. Please register via HERE. Deadline of registration is January 8, 2019 (Tuesday). You are required to submit an abstract related to the theme in maximum 300 words. Please submit it along with online registration.

For details, you may refer to the flyer.

Public registration is not accommodated this time. Please join IASACT 2020 or in future years. 

Publication

QUEST: Studies on Religion & Culture in Asia is a publication from the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the IASACT program. Scholars of IASACT submit a paper to QUEST which is a peer-reviewed journal, and aims to be a “Gold” open access journal. It publishes research and book review articles that may span the full spectrum of religious studies, cultural studies, theological studies, and interdisciplinary studies on the cultures and religions in Asia.

Visit QUEST