“The Glocalisation of Christianity in China,” an international conference organised by The Centre for Chinese Studies and Department of Religions and Theology will be held at the University of Manchester 15-16 May 2014.
The organizers welcome historians/scholars of Christianity and China to join us in a debate that addresses the following questions/issues:
1. Is there a pattern in the introduction and indigenisation of Christianity in China in the past one thousand four hundred years
2. Who are the old and new Christians that have emerged and what can they tell us about history, Mao and post-Mao China?
3. Is the post-Mao emergence of Christianity true indigenisation because it is not missionary-imposed, but home grown and self-driven?
4. What is the significance of the transition from “Christianity in China” to “Chinese Christianity”?
Inquiries and abstracts of no more than 200 words, plus 5 lines of biographical information, should be sent to Rebecca Frost at rebecca.frostATpostgrad.manchester.ac.uk before 5 January 2014.
Those accepted to present at the conference will be notified by 31 January 2014. Accommodation and food will be provided during the conference but paper presenters should look for their own funding for travel.
Visit the website at http://www.ccs.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/