Fujian Theological Seminary and Zhongnan Theological Seminary held the 2023 undergraduate thesis defense meetings.
During the thesis defense held at Fujian Theological Seminary on June 2, Professor Zhuo Xinping, the former director of the Institute of World Religions of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and a member of the CASS, was invited as the chairman of the defense committee. Undergraduates from the Department of Theology and Sacred Music participated in the defense, reported CCC&TSPM.
Following the completion of each student's self-report, the defense committee members commented on the thesis's content with questions, and the students then provided responses based on the thesis's content and the research field. In the first part of the self-report, each student elaborated on his understanding of the topic of the dissertation. Subsequently, teachers asked pertinent questions about the paper’s format, structure, and content, providing targeted suggestions for improvement.
On the same day, the 2023 undergraduate students also defended their graduation theses at Zhongnan Theological Seminary, involving a wide range of topics such as Bible studies, theological research, church history, Christianity and Chinese culture, and pastoral practice. After graduates presented their theses in turn, the reviewers asked pointed questions about the thesis in a strictly academic context. With the response from the students, the reviewing teacher offered comments on the graduates' theses with a view to further improving their work.
- Translated by Abigail Wu