‘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”