Dr. LIU Yanchen



Yanchen LIU obtained his PhD in Religious Studies from Columbia University, after which he joined CUHK and the OUGE. His academic interest centers around medieval European legal & religious history and Latin paleography. With experience in teaching Western & Asian religious traditions and medieval European history, he is currently teaching In Dialogue with Humanity. He was awarded the Vatican Film Library Mellon Fellowship (Saint Louis University), the Mellon Humanities International Travel Fellowship (Columbia University), the Heckman Stipend (Hill Museum and Manuscript Library), and the Teaching Scholars Program Fellowship (Columbia University) for his research and teaching.

Selected Publications

  • 2023:
    • “The Lord does not wish the death of a sinner”: Investigating Selected Ordinary Glosses to Pope Gregory IX’s Decretales (1234) on Heretics. Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, Cambridge University Press, 92(1), 22-41.
  • 2022:
    • “‘Sed quare non sunt tolerandi’: Apostasy and Rebaptism in the Glossa ordinaria to the Decretales Gregorii IX”, paper presented at the 16th International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, 17-23 July, 2022, St. Louis University, USA
  • 2021:
    • “‘They should be decapitated’: The Glossa to X 5.6 & 3.33 on Jews and Saracens”, Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law. New Series 2021, Volume 38, 211-250.
  • 2016:
    • “Canon 231 of the Collectio Sinemuriensis in MS Western MS 82”, paper presented at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, 12-15 May, 2016, Western Michigan University, USA