Because of the suspension of on-site classes, on April 22 the Fujian Theological Seminary arranged for this year’s graduates to defend their theses online.
According to Chinese Religion, more than 50 undergraduate students listened in as the new graduates defended their work.
University teachers Professor Bin You, Dean of the Central Academy for Nationalities Religious Studies, and Professor Huang Yongfeng, Director of the Institute of Religious Studies of Xiamen University and doctoral supervisor, were invited to provide comments and guidance for the graduate thesis defense.
Prior to the start of the defense session, Pastor Yue Qinghua, the dean of Fujian Theological Seminary, encouraged the teachers and students to cherish this hard-won learning environment and to study hard and tirelessly in the field of sinicizing Christian theology.
Founded by the Fujian CC & TSPM in 1983, the college was the first provincial seminary established on the Chinese mainland since the Cultural Revolution.
- Translated by Abigail Wu