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Asian American Program

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David chao
David C. Chao

David C. Chao, PhD
Director, Asian American Program
Phone: 609.497.7884
Email: david.chao@ptsem.edu

Dr. David C. Chao is director of the newly expanded Asian American Program at Princeton Theological Seminary. He teaches courses on Asian American theology, organizes academic programming in Asian American theology and ministry, and mentors Asian and Asian American students. His research and writing focus on Asian American theology, the uses of Christian doctrine for liberation, the convergence and divergence of Protestant and Catholic dogmatics, and the theology of Karl Barth. His first book, titled Concursus and Concept Use in Karl Barth's Doctrine of Providence, is under contract with Routledge. He is grant co-author and project editor for the $300,000 translation grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Karl Barth Translator’s Seminar. He is also developing a multi-volume project on Asian American theology. Chao is a graduate of Yale University (BA), Regent College (MDiv), and Princeton Theological Seminary (ThM, PhD). He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Association for Asian American Studies. Chao has a wide range of pastoral experience with Chinese American, Korean American, and Pan-Asian churches and ministries and is an active member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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Select Publications

  • “East Asian Theology” in T&T Clark Handbook of Modern Theology. London: T&T Clark. (Under contract)
  • “Marginality, Race, and Power in Asian American Theology: Describing Racial Domination” (Under review)
  • “Barth on Creation” in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth, edited by George Hunsinger and Keith L. Johnson (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2020).

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