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Global Diversities

Protestantism in Xiamen

Then and Now

Editors: White, Chris (Ed.)

  • Presents a revealing regional study of the localization of Christianity in modern China
  • Highlights the resilience of Chinese Christianity and the ability of Chinese churches to adapt to political upheavals and marketization in recent decades
  • Advances our understanding of the transformation of Protestant Christianity in Xiamen from the past to the present
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89471-3
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About this book

This interdisciplinary volume represents the first comprehensive English-language analysis of the development of Protestant Christianity in Xiamen from the nineteenth century to the present. This important regional study is particularly revealing due to the unbroken history of Sino-Christian interactions in Xiamen and the extensive ties that its churches have maintained with global missions and overseas Chinese Christians. Its authors draw upon a wide range of foreign missionary and Chinese official archives, local Xiamen church publications, and fieldwork data to historicize the Protestant experience in the region. Further, the local Christians’ stories demonstrate a form of sociocultural, religious and political imagination that puts into question the Euro-American model of Christendom and the Chinese Communist-controlled Three-Self Patriotic Movement. It addresses the localization of Christianity, the reinvention of local Chinese Protestant identity and heritage, and the Protestants’ engagement with the society at large. The empirical findings and analytical insights of this collection will appeal to scholars of religion, sociology and Chinese history.



About the authors

Chris White is Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany. His research focuses on the history and contemporary study of Protestantism in China, particularly Southern Fujian. He is the author of Sacred Webs: The Social Lives and Networks of Minnan Protestants, 1840s-1920s (2017).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Xiamen Protestantism Over the Years

    White, Chris

    Pages 1-26

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  • Xinjie Church and Christianity as Chinese Cultural Heritage

    White, Chris

    Pages 27-48

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  • Christianity, Imperialism and Modernity in Treaty Port Xiamen

    Woodbridge, David

    Pages 49-76

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  • The Passing of Glory: Urban Development, Local Politics and Christianity on Gulangyu

    Liu, Jifeng

    Pages 77-101

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  • The Haicang Voice: Modernity, Cultural Continuity and the Spirit World in a 1920s Chinese Church

    White, Chris

    Pages 103-139

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Buy this book

eBook 71,39 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89471-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 90,94 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89470-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Protestantism in Xiamen
Book Subtitle
Then and Now
Editors
  • Chris White
Series Title
Global Diversities
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89471-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89471-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89470-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 233
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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