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Christianizing South China


Christianizing South China

Mission, Development, and Identity in Modern Chaoshan

von: Joseph Tse-Hei Lee

103,52 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 23.03.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319722665
Sprache: englisch

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Christianity flourishes in areas facing profound dislocations amidst regime change and warfare. This book explains the appeal of Christianity in the Chaozhou-Shantou (Chaoshan) region during a time of transition, from a stage of disintegration in the late imperial era into the cosmopolitan and entrepreneurial area it is today. The authors argue that Christianity played multiple roles in Chaoshan, facilitating mutual accommodations and adaptations among foreign missionaries and native converts. The trajectory of Christianization should be understood as a process of civilizational change that inspired individuals and communities to construct a sacred order capable of empowerment in times of chaos and confusion. 
1. Christianizing Maritime Chaozhou-Shantou1.1 Introduction1.2 Why Chaozhou?1.3 New Archival Sources and Perspectives1.4 Organization of the BookJoseph Tse-Hei Lee2. The First Group of Chaoshan Biblewomen2.1 Introduction2.2 Profiles of the Biblewomen2.3 Reasons for Conversion2.4 Christianity as an Enlightened Religion2.5 Impacts of Biblewomen on Local Churches2.6 ConclusionEllen Xiang-Yu Cai3. The Divergent Careers of Adele Marion Fielde and Catherine Maria Ricketts3.1 Introduction3.2 The Resignation of Adele Marion Fielde3.3 The Story of Catherine Maria Ricketts3.4 ConclusionCarol Li Nie 4. “Spirits That I’ve Cited”: Christian Mission Schools and the Chinese State in Jiaying (1903–11)4.1 Introduction4.2 Curriculum4.3 Architecture4.4 Time Discipline 4.5 Conclusion Hajo Frölich5. Christianity and Needlework Industry in Chaoshan5.1 Introduction5.2 The Growth of the Modern Needlework Industry5.3 Needlework for the Baptist and Catholic Missions5.4 Needlework and the English Presbyterian Mission5.5 Impacts of the Christian Needlework Enterprises5.6 Conclusion Ellen Xiang-Yu Cai6. Missionaries as Developers: Industry and Real Estate under the American Baptists6.1 Introduction6.2 The American Baptist Missionaries in Business6.3 Ashmore’s Investment in Fishery6.4 A Millionaire Missionary 6.5 ConclusionQiyao Li7. Christian Activism in 1950s Chaoshan and Wenzhou7.1 Introduction7.2 The Story of Chaozhou-Speaking Christians7.3 The Story of Wenzhou’s Seventh-day Adventists 7.4 The Christian Revival in the Reform Era7.5 ConclusionChristie Chui-Shan Chow and Joseph Tse-Hei Lee8. Chapter 8. Christianity and the Peng Lineage 8.1 Introduction8.2 An Overview of The Peng Genealogy8.3 Conversion Across Generations8.4 The Symbolic Significance of Christian Families8.5 ConclusionWeiqing Hu (Translated by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee)
Joseph Tse-Hei Lee is Professor of History and Executive Director of the Confucius Institute at Pace University in New York, USA. His previous works include The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China (2003), Marginalization in China (2008), China’s Rise to Power (2012), and Hong Kong and Bollywood (2016). 
Christianity flourishes in areas facing profound dislocations amidst regime change and warfare. This book explains the appeal of Christianity in the Chaozhou-Shantou (Chaoshan) region during a time of transition, from a stage of disintegration in the late imperial era into the cosmopolitan and entrepreneurial area it is today. The authors argue that Christianity played multiple roles in Chaoshan, facilitating mutual accommodations and adaptations among foreign missionaries and native converts. The trajectory of Christianization should be understood as a process of civilizational change that inspired individuals and communities to construct a sacred order capable of empowerment in times of chaos and confusion. 
Offers an insightful study of the indigenization of Protestant churches in the Chaoshan regionCorrects many myths surrounding the incompatibility of Christianity and Chinese cultureGives a fresh look at Chaoshan Christians' search for upward mobility and gender equality
“In keeping with his well-established research record, Joseph Tse-Hei Lee has produced yet another flashlight into the history of China's Christian communities. Christianizing South China explores the Christianity exhibited in the Chaozhou-Shantou region in southern China and its propagation into the Chinese interior and into the global trading network where Chaoshan Christians featured strongly. Professor Lee's book will be a welcome addition for anyone interested in Chinese Christianity.” (Lars Peter Laamann, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)“Anyone with an interest in the history of Chinese Christian communities will find Christianizing South China to be an invaluable addition to their library. The regional focus on Chaoshan churches allows the reader to come away with a greater appreciation of the ways in which Chinese Christians contributed to local society and culture.” (John R. Stanley, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA)

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