1st Edition

The Indigenization of Christianity in China

By Qi Duan
    792 Pages
    by Routledge

    Over the course of its growth in modern China, Christianity has faced twists and turns in its embedding in Chinese society and indigenous culture. This three-volume book delineates the genesis and trajectory of Christianity’s indigenization in China over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
    The first volume focuses on the presence of Christianity during the late Qing dynasty and the early twentieth century, discussing the early waves of Christian influence in China. Volume 2 discusses Christianity’s encounter with the turbulent history in the 1920s and responses of Chinese church to criticisms and backlash against Christianity. The final volume analyzes the endeavors of Christianity to adapt to the changing social environments between the late 1920s and the end of the 20th century.
    With a highlight on the relationship between the development of Christianity and modern Chinese history, the set will appeal to scholars and students interested in the history of Christianity in China and also modern Chinese history.

    Volume 1: 1. Initiating Gospel Mission in China  2. In Name of God: The God-Worshipping Society  3. Christianity in Late Nineteenth-Century China  4. Independent Movement of Chinese Christian Church  5. The Chinese Christianity in May Fourth Movement  Volume 2: 1. Condemning Christianity Movement and Christianity in China  2. The National Congress of Christianity in 1922  3. The Campaign Taking Back Right of Education and Christianity  4. The Chinese Christianity in Shanghai Massacre and Northern Expedition Periods: 1925–1927  Volume 3: 1. The Chinese Christianity in Shanghai Massacre and Northern Expedition Periods: 1927–1929  2. The Chinese Christianity in the 1930s  3. The Chinese Christianity on the Eve of Founding of People’s Republic of China  4. Reform of Christianity since the Founding of People’s Republic of China


    Qi Duan, Professor at Institute of World Religions of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, is a leading scholar specializing in the history of Christianity in modern China and has authored numerous books and articles shedding light on the development of modern Chinese Christianity.