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Adventism in China Research Network (AIC RNet)
Members of AIC RNet are independent researchers or scholars, from universities or higher educational institutions around the world, who are currently conducting research in the history of the Adventist movement in China and of Chinese people.  If you are interested in joining this research network, please contact the AIC RNet Coordinator: Bruce Lo at lobw@uwec.edu
Aims of AIC RNet
AIC RNet is form to facilitate communication among research scholars and to encourage collaborative research efforts in the area of Adventism in China.

Current Members
Edward Allen, PhD
Professor, Union College, Nebraska, USA

Christie Chui-Shan ChowPhD
Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ, USA

Ruth Crocombe, BA
MPhil candidate, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Kris Erskine, PhD
Associate Professor, Southern Adventist University, TN, USA

Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, PhD
Professor, Pace University, New York, USA

Bruce W.N. Lo, PhD
Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI, USA
Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Lawrence Onsager, MSLS
Dean of Library, Andrews University, MI, USA

Collaborative Research Areas
Listed here are areas for potential research collaborations among AIC RNet members:
  • Comparison of the Seventh-day Adventist mission experience with other Protestant groups: Baptists, Methodist, Church of Christ, China Inland Mission, Latter Day Saints, etc.
  • The governance and organizational structure of Seventh-day Adventist missions in China
  • The effectiveness of techniques and methods used by Seventh-day Adventist missions in China to win converts
  • Sinicizing and cultural adaptation of Seventh-day Adventist missions in China
  • Adventism in China after 1950
  • Reaching out to Chinese ethnic minorities by Seventh-day Adventist missions
  • The contributions of overseas Chinese Adventists to Seventh-day Adventism in China