michael poon

John A. Mackay Professor of World Christianity
Department of History
38 Carriage House
Phone: 609.497.7976
Fax: 609.279.1952
Email: [email protected] 


Michael Nai Chiu Poon joined the Princeton Theological Seminary faculty in 2011 for the spring term as the John A. Mackay Professor of World Christianity. He earned his M.Div. from Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, and his D.Phil. from Balliol College, University of Oxford. He is the director and Asian Christianity coordinator of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia (CSCA) at Trinity Theological College (TTC) in Singapore. He is an honorary canon of Saint Andrew’s Cathedral Singapore and serves as convener of the Documentation Study Group of the International Association of Mission Studies. He is a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission and the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith, and Order. Poon’s current research includes coordinating the TTC Handbook on Popular Spiritual Movements in Malaysia, and John Sung’s legacy in Southeast Asia. He is series editor of the CSCA Christianity in SE Asia Series, and the  CSCA Monograph Series. He is associate editor of the Journal of Anglican Studies. His past appointments include general secretary of Sheng Kung Hui (SKH) Missionary Area of Macau, and head of the Department of Doctrinal Studies at SKH Minghua Theological College in Hong Kong.

Major Publications

Church Partnerships in Asia: A Singapore Conversation (Genesis Books, 2010)
Christian Movements in Southeast Asia: A Theological Exploration (Genesis Books, 2010)
Protestants in Nineteenth-Century Macao. An Anthology. Edited by Loflands, B.J., and Michael Nai-Chiu Poon. (Institute Cultural, 2009)
Pilgrims and Citizens: Social Engagement in East Asia Today (ATF Press, 2006)