Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Clement Tong is Visiting Assistant Professor of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is currently a lecturer of Greek and Hebrew languages at the Vancouver School of Theology, and teaches a course on Hong Kong’s history and current events at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He is also the Global Mandarin Program Administrator at ACTS, and an adjunct professor of the Trinity Western University. 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 is the author of Revelation and Text: Story of the Chinese Bible (1807–1919), Authority and Breakthrough: Chinese Bible Translations in the Modern Time, and is involved in several Hong Kong-themed projects that have resulted in 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.” He is currently working on a project regarding the study and writing of the Cantonese language in 19th century China.

Full profile:
history.ubc.ca/profile/clement-tong/