This collection in five volumes tries to realize the desideratum of a comprehensive interdisciplinary work on the manifold faces and images of Jesus in China, which unites the Sinological, mission-historical, theological, art-historical, and other aspects. The first three volumes (vols. L/1-3) contain articles and texts which discuss the faces and images of Jesus Christ from the Tang dynasty to the present time. In a separate volume (vol. L/4) follows an annotated bibliography of the Western and Chinese writings on Jesus Christ in China and a general index with glossary. The iconography, i.e., the attempts of the Western missionaries and the Chinese to portray Jesus in an artistic way, will be presented in the fifth volume of this collection (vol. L/5).
Table of Contents
Part II Faces and Images of Jesus Christ from Ming to Qing, The Image of Jesus in Chinese Art during the Time of the Jesuit Mission (16th-18th centuries), Images of Jesus in Matteo Ricci's Pictures for Chengshi moyuan, Christ Introduced to Late Ming China by Giulio Aleni S.J. (1582-1649), Cultural Translatability and the Presentation of Christ as Portrayed in Visual Images from Ricci to Aleni, The Jesus of the "Confucian Christians" of the Seventeenth Century, Jesus in the Shengshuijiyan of the Early Yang Tingyun (1557-1627), The Jesus of Zbu Zongyuan (1616-1660). A Complex Pattern of Inculturation, Jesus of the Figurists, Jesus Christ Proclaimed in the Early Dominican Mission in China, Jesus Introduced to the Manchus, Jesus, Christianity, and Rebellion in China.The Evangelical Roots of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, Reconsidering Three Faces of the "Revived One" from Mid-19th Century China, The "Jesus Sect" and "Jesus Opium": Creating a Christian Community in Rural North Honan, 1890-1912, Jesus in Protestant Writings in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Anthology, Illustrations. Part Contents
Roman Malek S.V.D. is a Sinologist (Ph.D., University of Bonn, 1984; postdoctoral thesis, ibid., 2003) and an expert of religions in China, in particular Daoism and Christianity. He is professor emeritus of history of religions at the Philosophical-Theological Faculty S.V.D. at Sankt Augustin, Germany, and the former director and editor-in-chief of the Monumenta Serica Institute, Sankt Augustin, an academic institution maintained by the Society of the Divine Word. Under his editorship from 1992 to 2012, 20 volumes of the Sinological journal Monumenta Serica and 75 volumes of the Institute's book series were published, among them many titles on the history of Christianity in China., e.g., on important China missionaries such as Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Ferdinand Verbiest, and Giulio Aleni.