Introduction

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Abstract

There have been a variety of Christian encounters with Chinese culture over
the last fourteen hundred years, but in one way or another missionaries have
always faced challenges establishing a Chinese church. Even as they attempted
to accommodate to Chinese culture and engage in dialogue, they continued
to be seen as propagating a foreign religion—sometimes strange, sometimes
exotic, sometimes imposing, and at times simply ignored. The adaptability and
otherness of Christianity became two poles in the Christian encounter with
China, and these two poles have shaped our historical understanding of the
relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChristian encounters with Chinese culture
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on Anglican and episcopal history in China
EditorsPhilip L. Wickeri
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Pages1-22
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9789888208388
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameSheng Kung Hui: Historical Studies of Anglican Christianity in China
PublisherHong Kong University Press

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Introduction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this