Gianni Criveller, born in Treviso (Italy) has been based in Hong Kong Greater China since 1991. He has collaborated with various academic institutions in Taiwan (1991-1994), Hong Kong (1995-to present), Macau (from 2007-2009), frequently visiting the People’s Republic of China.
Currently Criveller teaches Theology of Mission at the Holy Spirit Seminary College Philosophy and Theology in Hong Kong (since 1997); Christology at the PIME International Theological Seminary in Monza (Milan, since 2014). He is Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Catholic Studies, The Faculty of Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (since 2004). He has specialized on historical encounter between China and Christianity, with particular attention to the reception of Christianity in China, Hong Kong and Macau; the Jesuit mission; missionary work and strategies and the Chinese Rites Controversy. From 2010-2013 the diocese of Macerata (Ricci’s hometown) has appointed him as the head of the Historical Commission for the Beatification of Matteo Ricci, the great humanist missionary in China, to whom Criveller devoted many years of research and numerous writings.