Dr. Clement Tong is Visiting Assistant Professor of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is an Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies at the Carey Theological College, a former lecturer of translation skills and contextual cultural studies at Simon Fraser University, as well as a former instructor of Greek and Hebrew languages at the Vancouver School of Theology. 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), 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."
This upcoming semester, Dr. Clement Tong will be teaching ASIA 323/HIST 377: History of Cantonese Worlds, a course that traces the evolution and transformation of the multi-faceted Cantonese worlds, both in the context of the history of China and that of the Cantonese diaspora.