Anthony Hu (Hu Baozhu 胡寳柱)

Hu BaozhuAnthony Hu received his M.Div. in 2009 and M.A. in Theology in 2010, both at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. In the fall of 2020, he obtained his Ph.D. in Sinology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). Since May 2018, he works in the editorial office of the Monumenta Serica Institute. His main research interests include popular religions and culture in China, demonology, and Christian missions in the period of Ming-Qing.



Believing in Ghosts and Spirits: The Concept of Gui in Ancient China. Monumenta Serica Monograph Series, 71. Sankt Augustin, Institut Monumenta Serica – Abingdon, Oxon – New York: Routledge, 2021 [publ. September 2020].

(with Roderich Ptak), The Earliest Extant Bird List of Hainan: An Annotated Translation of the Avian Section in Qiongtai zhi 瓊臺志. Maritime Asia, 28. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz – Lissabon: Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, 2015.


“Ouzhou Hanxue qikan Huanyi xuezhi Moxue yanjiu gaikuang” 歐洲漢學期刊《華裔學志》墨學研究概況, Zhexue yu wenhua 哲學與文化 46 (2019) 12, pp. 176-178.

“Encounters between Catholic Missionary Activities and Popular Deities Worshiped in Fujian during the Late Ming and Early Qing Periods: A Study Based on the Kouduo richao.” Orientierungen: Zeitschrift zur Kultur Asiens 31 (2019), pp. 35-53.

“Illicit Religious Activities under the Southern Song Dynasty: A Study on Chen Chun’s Shang Zhao Sicheng lun yinsi 上趙寺丞論淫祀,” in: Cai Jiehua 蔡潔華 and Marc Nürnberger (eds.), The Mazu Cult: Historical Studies and Cross-cultural Comparisons / Mazu xinyang: Lishi yanjiu yu kua wenhua bijiao 媽祖信仰—歷史研究與跨文化比較. Lisbon: Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau and Centro de História da Universidade de Lisboa, 2017, pp. 69-88.

(with Roderich Ptak) “Between Global and Regional Aspirations: China’s Maritime Frontier and the Fujianese in the Early Seventeenth Century,” Journal of Asian History 47 (2013) 2, pp. 197-217. With minor changes in Luís Filipe Barreto and Wu Zhiliang (ed.), China-Macau and Globalizations: Past and Present. Lisbon: Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau und Fundação Macau, 2016, pp. 45-65.

(with Roderich Ptak and Xiao Wenshuai) “Ming Yongle zhi Longqing: Nan’ao de haishang huodong. Fu: Zaoqi Puwen ziliao zhong de Nan’ao” 明永樂至隆慶—南澳的海上活動—附: 早期葡文資料中的南澳, Haijiaoshi yanjiu 海交史研究 (Jan. 2014), pp. 73-94.

(with Roderich Ptak) “A Mid-Ming Pamphlet against Tianfei: Notes on Zhu Zhe’s Tianfei bian,” Monumenta Serica 61 (2013), pp. 51-72.

Conference Papers

“Encounters between Catholic Mission Activities and Popular Beliefs Practiced in Fujian during the Late Ming and Early Qing Periods: A Study Based on Kouduo richao 口鐸日抄,” paper presented at the international conference “Fujian’s Maritime Connections and Local Popular Cults,” University of Bonn, July 19–20, 2019.

“Mingmo Qingchu Jidujiao zai Fujian chuanbo guocheng zhong yu difang xinyang jian de xiangyu he shentou” 明末清初基督教在福建傳播過程中與地方信仰間的相遇和滲透, paper presented at the conference “Cattolicesimo e Cultura Cinese. L’evangelizzazione sulle orme di p. Matteo Ricci e p. Matteo Ripa” / Tianzhujiao yu Zhongguo wenhua: Fuchuan - zhuisui Li Madou he Ma Guoxian er wei shenfu de fangzong 天主教與中國文化: 福傳—追隨利瑪竇和馬國賢二位神父的芳蹤, Church of the Holy Family of the Chinese, Napoli, July 1–3, 2019.

“The Chinese Illicit Religious Culture in Song Dynasty: A Study on Chen Chun’s Shang Zhao Sicheng lun yinsi,” paper presented at the conference “Mazu/Tianfei: The Chinese Goddess of Seafarers: Historical and Comparative Perspectives,” Munich, March 18–19, 2016.

“Maritime Traders, Smugglers and Pirates: A Brief Introduction to Piracy in China during the Period Roughly between the 15th and 18th Century,” paper presented at the conference “Piraten,” 13th Interdisciplinary Summer Academy, University of Munich, Sept. 2–6, 2013.