‘Responses to Missions: Appropriations, Revisions, and Rejections’ – Call for Papers

Responses to Missions: Appropriations, Revisions, and Rejections

Annual Meeting of Yale-Edinburgh Group
on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity

University of Edinburgh, 23-25 June 2016
Deadline: 7 March 2016

For more information, see the official 2016 meeting page.

‘Christianity and Religions in China: Past Present Future’ – Call for Papers

The ecumenical Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network invites you to its tenth annual international conference which will take place in Hong Kong, China, between July 20-24, 2016. The main program will take place at Ming Hua Theological College and other ecumenical partners in Hong Kong. There will also be cultural and religious events incorporated as part of the main program.

The conference takes as its theme the multi-faceted topic of ‘Christianity and Religions in China: Past Present Future’ and will run from Wednesday 20-Sunday 24 July 2016. The event will explore interchurch issues, intra-church issues, interfaith issues and issues concerning interaction and dialogue between the wider world and societies in which faith communities live out their existence. While the primary focus will be very much on the Chinese context, presentations on Christianity and religion in Asia in general and in other Asian contexts are also most welcome.

The call for papers is due 31 January 2016. For more information, see the official meeting website.

Chinese Christianities Mailing List

This past weekend at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, we had the inaugural session of the new Chinese Christianities program unit. I have since created a mailing list for the group and related matters on Chinese Christianities.

To subscribe to our mailing list, please send an email to sympa@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk with nothing in the body of the message and the following in the ‘Subject’ line (replacing ‘Your Name’ with your real name):

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‘The Catholic Church in China’ – Call for Papers

The Chinese Catholic Church:
Regional and Local Studies, Late Qing-Present
and
A Roundtable to Commemorate the
60th Anniversary of Teilhard de Chardin’s Death

Hong Kong Baptist University, 4-5 June 2015
Deadline: 30 September 2014

1. The Conference

LEWI invites panel and individual paper submissions to the international conference on ‘The Chinese Catholic Church: Regional and Local Studies, Late Qing-Present’. Interested parties are also welcome to submit proposals to ‘A Roundtable to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Teilhard de Chardin’s Death’. Continue reading “‘The Catholic Church in China’ – Call for Papers”

‘The Shaping of Christianity in China’ – Call for Papers

The Shaping of Christianity in China:
A fresh look at the contribution of indigenous Christians

Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, 21-22 May 2015
Deadline: 31 December 2014

Several scholars have agreed to lend their support to an initiative from Dr Peter Rowan, the UK National Director of OMF International, to hold a two-day conference at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS), Woodstock Road, Oxford, in Spring 2015, to mark the 150 years since the foundation of the China Inland Mission/OMF. Among those supporting this initiative are Dr Patrick Fung (General Director OMF, Singapore), Dr Tom Harvey (OCMS), Professor David Killingray (School of Advanced Study, University of London), Professor Gary Tiedemann (Shandong University, formerly SOAS, London), Professor Charles Weber (Wheaton College, IL), Dr Paul Woods (OCMS), and Dr Zheng Yangwen (University of Manchester). Continue reading “‘The Shaping of Christianity in China’ – Call for Papers”

‘Gender and Family in the History of Missions and World Christianity’ – Call for Papers

Gender and Family in the History of Missions and World Christianity

Annual Meeting of Yale-Edinburgh Group
on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity

University of Edinburgh, 26-28 June 2014
Deadline: 7 March 2014

For more information, see the official 2014 meeting page.

‘The Glocalisation of Christianity in China’ – Call for Papers

Centre for Chinese Studies and Department of Religions and Theology
University of Manchester, 15-16 May 2014
Deadline: 5 January 2014

Christianity came to China four times: with the Nestorians during the Tang dynasty (618-907), the Franciscans during the Mongol-ruled Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), the Jesuits during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and with the Protestants ever since the Opium War (1839-42) and during the Republican Era (1911-1949). But four times it seems they disappeared as these dynasties and the Republican regime vanished from the map of China. The study of Christianity in China has flourished in recent year (Richard Madson, Lian Xi, Ryan Dunch, Alvyn Austin, Daniel Bays, to name a few). But the re-emergence and popularity of Christianity in the post-Mao era has raised new questions about the ways in which historians have studied the history of these missions/missionaries. The churches, converts and practices they left Continue reading “‘The Glocalisation of Christianity in China’ – Call for Papers”