Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences;
Member of the Degree Committee of Beijing Municipality;
Member of the Academic Committee of the Institute for the Study of Buddhism and Religious Theories at Renmin University;
Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University and Central University for Nationalities
ZHUO Xinping received his M. A. degree in Philosophy from the Department of World Religions at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1981 and his Ph.D. degree from Munich University, Germany, in 1987. He was accepted as a permanent member of the German Affiliate of International Association for the History of Religions in 1988. Upon returning to China, Dr. Zhuo has been working at the Institute for the Study of World Religions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He became a Senior Research Fellow in 1992, Deputy Director of the Institute and Director of the Department of Christian Studies in 1993, Vice President of the Association of Chinese Religious Studies in 1995, Director of Center for the Study on Christianity of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1996, Director of the Institute of World Religions in 1998, and Vice President of the International Council for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies at UNESCO from 2000 to 2004. He was elected President of the Chinese Association of World Religions in 2001, and again in 2006. In 2002, Dr. Zhuo was Wei Lun Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua University, the keynote professor of the Surjit Singh Lecture at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and was elected a member of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. In 2003, he was the keynote professor of the Pommerenker Lecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Zhuo was William Paton Research Fellow of the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham from 2003 to 2004. In 2005, Dr. Zhuo was Member of the Degree Committee of the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In 2006 he was elected Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Dr. Zhuo is also Member of the Degree Committee of Beijing Municipality, Member of the Academic Committee of the Institute for the Study of Buddhism and Religious Theories at Renmin University, and Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University and Central University for Nationalities, etc. Dr. Zhuo is author of 18 books, over 100 articles and editor of many book series. His major publications include: Theorien uber Religion im heutigen China und ihre Bezugnahme zu Religionstheorien des Westens (in German), Religion and Culture, On the Origin of Religion, Introduction to Religious Studies in the Wes, World Religions and Religious Studies, History of Christianity and Judaism in China, Understanding of Religion, Reinhold Niebuhr, Appreciation of the Bible, On Christianity, Between the Sacred and the Secular, Protestant Theology in Contemporary Western Countries, Catholic Theology in Contemporary Western Countries, Theology in Contemporary Asian, Africa, and Latin America, Development of Contemporary Christian Church, Encounter between Christianity and Chinese Culture: Seeking Commonality, Tolerating Difference.