John Craig Keating
Craig Keating's fascination with China began in 1973 when, as an eleven year old, he started learning Chinese language at school in Australia. He continued his study into university, joining one of the first student groups to study in China in Nanjing in 1982. He holds a Master's degree in Chinese Studies and a PhD in Chinese History. He has recently published A Protestant Church in Communist China (Bethlehem PA: Lehigh University Press, 2012), a case study of Moore Memorial Church, one of the largest Protestant churches in China.
Craig has lived and worked in China and travelled widely across the country, visiting every single province and autonomous region, including more than 120 different cities and towns. At one stage, he ran a tour company designing tours to China. Craig is fluent in Chinese and has taught Chinese language and history in private schools for almost thirty years, acting as an examiner for Year 12 exams. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and four daughters.