Chloë Starr

Associate Professor of Asian Christianity and Theology

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Professor Starr is currently editing and translating a reader in Chinese Christian theology and working on a volume on Chinese intellectual Christianity, a project supported in 2011-12 by a Luce Fellowship in Theology. Prof. Starr’s courses explore a range of approaches to East Asian theology, including theological survey, Chinese and Japanese Christian literatures, and Asian American theologies. She taught previously at the universities of Durham, where she was Senior Tutor of St. John’s College, and Oxford, where she taught classical Chinese literature. Recent works include Red-light Novels of the Late Qing (2007); a coedited volume, The Quest for Gentility in China (2007); and an edited volume, Reading Christian Scriptures in China (2008).


B.A., M.A. University of Cambridge
Kennedy Scholar, Harvard University
D.Phil. University of Oxford


  1. Documenting China:  A Reader in Seminal Twentieth-Century Texts, co-ed. (University of Washington Press, 2011)        
  2. Reading Christian Scriptures in China, ed. (T & T Clark, 2008)
  3. The Quest for Gentility in China, co-ed. (Rutledge, 2007)
  4. Red-light Novels of the late Qing (Brill, 2007)