Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT)

Mentor Bonita Aleaz (left) with two IASACT participants.

Mentor Bonita Aleaz of the University of Calcutta (left) with two IASACT participants.

This annual summer institute convenes young Asian scholars of culture, religion, and theology for a one-month program of reflection, dialogue, and writing. Participants undertake research and writing in the broad area of Asian cultures and theologies and complete a working paper while in residence. IASACT was founded in 2004. It is now administered by the Divinity School of Chung Chi College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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The 2019 volume of QUEST, an online journal, features the writing of two scholars
from IASACT 2011. Click here to read QUEST.

“This organic interaction, this open sharing of ideas, is what makes IASACT both exciting and relevant.”Kevin Henderson, United Board Program Officer