By Daniel H. Bays
A New historical past of Christianity in China, written through one of many world's the top writers on Christianity in China, appears to be like at Christianity's lengthy background in China, its terribly swift upward thrust within the final half the 20 th century, and charts its destiny direction.
<ul type="disc">* offers the 1st complete history of Christianity in China, a massive, understudied quarter in either Asian experiences and non secular heritage
* strains the transformation of Christianity from an imported, Western faith to a completely chinese language faith
* Contextualizes the expansion of Christianity in China inside nationwide and native politics
* bargains a portrait of the advanced spiritual scene in China this day
* Contrasts China with different non-Western societies the place Christianity is surging
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10, Late Qing, 1800–1911, Part I, pp. 545–590 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978). Another classic analysis with an interpretation that Christianity cannot be really understood by Chinese society is Jacques Gernet, China and the Christian Impact, trans. Janet Lloyd (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985). Zhang’s identity as both Christian and Confucian is the focus of David E. Mungello, The Forgotten Christians if Hangzhou (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1994). An excellent local and provincial study is David E.
This considerable cultural overlap between popular Christianity and the practices of indigenous society was sufficient to alarm the state. 27 Enough Christian communities behaved sufficiently like sectarian rebels such as the anti-dynastic White Lotus Society that Qing officials were alarmed. So whenever sectarian popular religion came under scrutiny and persecution, so did the Catholics. This occurred on a national scale in the late 1740s, 1784–1785, again in 1805, and after the shocking near-success of the Eight Trigrams Society’s conspiratorial rebellion in 1813, which fought its way inside the outer wall of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
600 to 2000, trans. L. Couve de Murville, original French edition, Paris, 2002 (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2007), pp. 123–318, and more concisely Samuel Hugh Moffett, A History of Christianity in Asia, Vol. II, 1500–1900 (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2005), pp. 105–142. Although dated, Kenneth Scott Latourette, A History of Christian Missions in China (London: SPCK, 1929), pp. 78–198, is still useful. Officials at the Ming court in Beijing were not aware of this grant of Macau to the Portuguese for several decades.
A New History of Christianity in China (Blackwell Guides to Global Christianity) by Daniel H. Bays