Is it good and appealing to start my first paragraph of the thesis this way? 各位看官不必客氣，多多賜教！
This thesis deals with Chinese pastoral theology. It is theological, indigenous, and contextual. It is engaged with Confucian-Christian dialogue. It is also a cross-textual study of Confucian and Christian texts. Therefore, it is a multi-disciplinary project. A project of this nature has to position itself very carefully to avoid it from mistaken as one simply belongs to any of the above mentioned disciplines. The purpose is not to deal with issues related to each respective discipline but with a much humble one: the intersected area of all these disciplines. Let me first briefly address how this pastoral, indigenous, contextual, theological, cross-Confucian-Christian textual study come in view.