Xianqing Zhang is Chair Professor and Deputy Dean of School of Sociology and Anthropology, Xiamen University, China. He received his Ph.D. in History from Xiamen University in 2003. His research interests are focused on Christianity in China, Maritime anthropology, Cultural Heritage and Museology, History and memory of southeast China. His main publications include “Officials, Lineages and Catholicism: A Historical Narrative of the Fu’an Village Church in the 17-19th Centuries” (in Chinese, Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju, 2009), “Compendium of Christian Materials in Chinese Local Gazetteers”( in Chinese, Shanghai: Oriental Publishing Centre, 2010), Microhistory: The Culture Encounter between China and the West during the Late Ming and Early Qing” (in Chinese, Beijing: Shangwu publishing House, 2015), Cross-Cultural Contact: Dialogue Between Christianity and Modern China and the West (in Chinese, China Social Sciences Publishing House. 2016), and Stone Inscriptions of Tai Mu mountain area (in Chinese, Xiamen: Xiamen University Press. 2016). While at HYI, he is working on a manuscript on landscape and social structure in a coastal area of southeast China.