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Dr. Quan (Luke) Li 李泉

Quan Li

Institut für Chinastudien

Humboldt Fellow

Fabeckstr. 23/25
Raum -1.1103
14195 Berlin

Luke Lee received his PhD in Christian Ethics at the University of Edinburgh and PhD in Political Science at the City University of Hong Kong. He is a research fellow at Jinan University and a Humboldt senior scholar at the Free University of Berlin. He works in the areas of religious ethics, comparative religions, and religious traditions of democracy. His recent publications include the monograph The Idea of Governance and the Spirit of Chinese Neoliberalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and articles in Studies in Christian Ethics, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Political Theology, and Logos & Pneuma. Lee is currently working with Prof. Christian Meyer on a Humboldt project which investigates the moral condition associated with the socio-political transformation in contemporary China and argues for a theological-political vision of the common life from a Sino-Christian perspective. 


  • The Idea of Governance and the Spirit of Chinese Neoliberalism, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

  • “In Search of Priestly Witness: A Barthian Intervention in the Chinese Church-State Relationship in A Neoliberal Age,” Journal of Church and State 67: 1. 2024, https://doi.org/10.1093/jcs/csae025
  • “Liu Xiaofeng’s Transcendent Christ and the Predicament of Chinese Public Theology,” Modern Chinese Theologies Volume III, ed. Chloë Starr, Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2024, pp. 3-24.
  • “Sino-Christian Theology and Cross-Cultural Mission,” Cultural Mission: Interdisciplinary Studies on Its Phenomenal and Theoretical Dimensions, edited by Shao Kai Tseng, Taipei: Chinese Christian Literature Council, 2023. (“神學視角:漢語神學與文化宣教”,曾劭愷編《文化宣教:跨學科現象及理論研究》,台灣基督教文藝,2023。)
  • “Karl Barth, Mou Zongsan and Political Responsibility of Chinese Church,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 43: 1 (Spring/Summer 2023), pp.245-262.
  • “The Question of Communism and the Birth of Chinese Public Theology,” Studies in Christian Ethics 35: 3 (August 2022), pp. 519-541.
  • “Responsible Witness in Crisis: Rethinking the Political Theology of Karl Barth,” Logos and Pneuma 55 (Fall 2021), pp. 239-268.
  • “Karl Barth in Beijing: Towards A Political Ethics of Collective Right in Neoliberal China,” Political Theology 20: 5 (June 2019), pp. 1-13.
  • “Beyond the Politics of Redemption: Tradition-based Visions of Responsibility in the Thought of Karl Barth and Mou Zongsan,” Brill Yearbook of Chinese Theology, ed. Paulos Z. Huang and Thomas Xutong Qu, Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2019, pp. 60-76.