Michael Stainton is a Research Associate, of York University, and is the Secretary of Canadian Mackay Committee. His areas of specialisations are Taiwan indigenous peoples, Taiwan politics, and Canadian missionary history. Recent publications include “Nationalist Party”, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Modern China (Cleveland: Gale Publications, 2009); “Relieving Human Misery: George Leslie Mackay set the tone for progressive missions”, Presbyterian Record, January 2007; and, “Taiwan Aboriginal Peoples”, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, 2nd ed., vol. 3: Asia and Oceania (Detroit: Gale Research, 2009; first published in 1998).
Michael Stainton’s current work involves the editing a volume of papers drawn from a conference on Religion and human rights in China, and assembling writers for an edited volume on George Leslie Mackay.