Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

12 Negotiating Cultural and Religious Identities in the Encounter with the ‘Other’: Global and Local Perspectives in the Historiography of Late Qing/Early Republican Christian Missions

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

For the greater part of the twentieth century, discursive patterns on missionary historiography pursued a rather confined line of reasoning, i. e. their analysis was restricted to a single perspective or 'master narrative' and excluded incompatible aspects of Christian missions: with the sole exception of the 'cultural aggression' pattern, Christian missions were acknowledged as a 'global' phenomenon which exerted a certain influence in the history of China's modernisation. The evaluation of missionary activities was primarily based on their compatibility with various models of modernisation, which were closely tied to fixed conceptions of one national and one privileged cultural identity. This is the case with the models proposed by Liang Qichao in the Republican era, by Fan Wenlan and Hu Sheng in the Maoist era and even historical interpretations following the 'modernisation/Westernisation' paradigm in the Reform era. Hu Shi's main interest rested with missionary charity work and educational activities.

Keywords: Chen Yuan; China's modernisation; Christian missionary; Hu Shi; Liang Qichao

10.1163/9789004271517_014
/content/books/b9789004271517_014
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation