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.
I have been reviewing a number of very exciting proposals for the Chinese Christianities Seminar for the upcoming meeting of the American Academy of Religion, in November 2015. They cover so many areas of Chinese Christianities – from various contexts around the world, to various conditions within a given locale. Though I have tried arguing this in the past, it is important to recognise Christianity as not simply a ‘foreign religion’ or ‘foreign teaching’ (yang jiao 洋教), but in many ways also a Chinese religion. Continue reading “Christianity as a Chinese Religion”
James Legge and Scottish Missions to China
University of Edinburgh, 11–13 June 2015
Deadline for proposals:
31 March 2015 17 April 2015
Inside and outside of China, there is a growing scholarly debate around how foreigners have contributed to and, at times, maligned prevailing understandings of Chinese philosophy, religion, and culture. One of the most important figures in these discussions is James Legge, the Scottish missionary-scholar to China, and translator of Chinese writings into English and Christian writings into Chinese. As 2015 will be the bicentennial of Legge’s birth, the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for the Study of World Christianity, in collaboration with the Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies, plans to hold an international and interdisciplinary conference to be held on 11–13 June 2015 at the University of Edinburgh, where Legge received an honorary doctorate (LLD) in 1884.
Continue reading “James Legge Conference, June 2015 – Call for Papers”