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Christianity in China

Hong Xiuquan

Hong Xiuquan - leader of the Taiping Rebellion (image from wikipedia)

core readings

John W. Witek, 'Catholic missions and the Chinese reaction to Christianity, 1644-1800' in Wills, ed., China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800 : trade, settlement, diplomacy, and missions. Cambridge, 2011. See here.

Lionel Jensen, 'China and the confluence of Cultures: Overcoming the East-West Mind-Set', in Clark, Beating Devils and Burning their Books (2010)

Lian Xi, 'The Search for Chinese Christianity in the Republican Period (1912-1949)' Modern Asian Studies , Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct., 2004), pp. 851-89. On J-stor.


further readings

  • Jonathan Spence, God's Chinese Son: the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan (1996). See here.
  • Robert Weller, Resistance, chaos, and control in China : Taiping rebels, Taiwanese ghosts, and Tiananmen (Seattle, 1994). See here.