Daniel H. Bays, A New History of Christianity in China (2011) Author: Bays, Daniel H. ISBN: 978 1 4443 4286 4 Format: Other digital Pages: 256 List price(s): 66.00 GBP 105.00 USD 72.00 EUR Publication date: 13 July 2011 Short description In this new book, one of the world's leading writers in the field looks at Christianity's long history in China, its extraordinarily rapid rise in the last half of the twentieth century, and charts its future direction. Bays unfolds a bold reinterpretation which reveals a process that was closely bound up with national and local politics. Full description A New History of Christianity in China, written by one of the world's the leading writers on Christianity in China, looks at Christianity's long history in China, its extraordinarily rapid rise in the last half of the twentieth century, and charts its future direction. * Provides the first comprehensive history of Christianity in China, an important, understudied area in both Asian studies and religious history * Traces the transformation of Christianity from an imported, Western religion to a thoroughly Chinese religion * Contextualizes the growth of Christianity in China within national and local politics * Offers a portrait of the complex religious scene in China today * Contrasts China with other non-Western societies where Christianity is surging Table of contents Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. The Nestorian Age and the Mongol Mission, 635-1368. 2. The Jesuit Mission of Early Modern Times and Its Fate. 3. Protestant Beginnings, Catholics Redux, and China's First Indigenous Christians, 1800-1860. 4. Expansion and Institution-building in a Declining Dynasty, 1860-1902. 5. The Golden Age of Missions and the Sino-Foreign Protestant Establishment, 1902-1927. 6. The Multiple Crises of Chinese Christianity, 1927-1950. 7. Christianity and the New China, 1950-1966. 8. The Chinese Church from the End of the Cultural Revolution to the Early Twenty-first Century. Appendix: The Russian Orthodox Church and Ecclesiastical Mission in China. Bibliography. Index. Biography Daniel H. Bays is currently Professor of History and Director of the Asian Studies Program at Calvin College in Michigan. Previously he taught at the University of Kansas for 30 years. He is the author of several books on Chinese Christian history.