Teaching Hebrew in China - Dr. Wilson Chow

April 15, 2008

Teaching Hebrew in China - Dr. Wilson Chow

Dr. Wilson Chow, WRF Board of Directors member and Professor at China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong, is teaching a course on Biblical Hebrew this spring semester (2008) at the Zhongshan University in Guangzhou, The People’s Republic of China. Dr. Chow will travel to Guangzhou and stay there one week a month from February to April to teach this modular course. Seventy graduate students from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies have signed up for the course.

Dr. Chow said that there has been a growing interest in the study of Christianity and the Bible in recent years on university campuses in China. Some of the students who take these courses are Christians, but the majority are taking the courses out of simple academic interest. There is also increasing interest in the study of other religions such as Buddhism and Islam.

This situation presents both challenges and opportunities and any WRF member who would like to communicate with Dr. Chow about this may contact him at Wilson.Chow@cgst.edu