Christopher A. Daily, Ph.D.

Title: Lecturer
 Asian Pacific Studies
(310) 243-3327

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

East Asia, Chinese Religions, Chinese History, Global Christianity, Christian History, Protestant Christianity, Evangelical Christianity

Professional Background

Dr. Daily is an expert on religions in modern East Asia, especially Chinese Protestant Christianity, and is the author of Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China (Hong Kong University Press, 2013). His research interests include the Sinicization of Christianity, illegal Chinese house church networks, and the history of Protestant missionaries in China and the Malay Peninsula.

He also publishes on the history of Anglophone ideas of China, the history of Sino-British and Sino-American relations, British imperialism across East and Southeast Asia, and the influence of western education models on modern China and beyond. He has previously held year-long research fellowships from the Freeman Foundation, the East-West Center, and the British Academy, and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, Dr. Daily was Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Regent’s University London. He is currently completing his second book, which reconstructs the earliest Protestant theological library imported into China via Malacca during the nineteenth century.


Mandarin Chinese, English


Ph.D. and M.A., School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

B.A., Hendrix College