Special Issue “Chinese Christianity: From Society to Culture”

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A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2023
Special Issue "Chinese Christianity: From Society to Culture"
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Special Issue Information
Dear Colleagues,
Since Nestorian came into China during the Tang Dynasty, and then Jesuits built a Catholic Church in the 16th century, Christianity has had a constan nationwide influence on China’s society and culture. For at least 400 years, Christianity, including the branches of Catholicism (with different orders), Protestantism (with different denominations) and the Russian Orthodox Church, has affected China’s process of modernization and globalization until today. Modern scholars from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Europe and America, in the fields of history, literature, philosophy and religion, have made impressive progress in the studies of Chinese Christianity. In this Special Issue, published in Religions, we propose that Christianity is not a foreign concept, but one of the most important factors in Chinese society and culture.

We are pleased to invite you to submit research to a Special Issue entitled “Chinese Christianity: From Society to Culture”, to demonstrate and promot the achievements of the research in this field. To fit in our academic interests, the subject of the submitted papers may vary: conversions, conversations, communications, translations, accomondations or confrontations related Christian churches and organizations in China’s local society are all welcomed. Theological studies related
to local society and culture are encouraged, as well as other topics. Articles which use multiple methodologies, such as anthropological, sociological or archival, are suitable too.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
1.  Jesuits’ contribution in translation and their role in the transition of Late Ming and Early Qing culture and society;
2.  Protestant missionaries’ activities and their effects on national, regional and local levels since the Late Qing period to modern day;
3. Christian communities and their relations with local society and culture;
4. Studies regarding the nativization or contextualization of theology, rite, architecture, arts and customs.
I am looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Tiangang Li

Guest Editor

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant
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protestant missionaries’ activities
christian communities
contextualization of theology
rite, architecture, arts, customs

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