Christianity in China: A Scholars' Guide to Resources in the by Xiaoxin Wu, Wu Xiaoxin

By Xiaoxin Wu, Wu Xiaoxin

Now revised and up to date to include a variety of new fabrics, this can be the foremost resource for learning American Christian job in China, specifically that of missions and missionaries. It presents an intensive creation and advisor to fundamental and secondary assets on Christian organisations and participants in China which are preserved in thousands of libraries, files, ancient societies, headquarters of spiritual orders, and different repositories within the usa. It contains info from the beginnings of Christianity in China within the early 8th century via 1952, while American missionary task in China nearly ceased. For this new version, the institutional base has shifted from the Princeton Theological Seminary (Protestant) to the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural kin on the collage of San Francisco (Jesuit), reflecting the ecumenical nature of this huge project.

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With the rapidly increasing availability of resources in print and on the Internet, and the addition of more recent oral histories, we have seen a rapidly growing interest in the study of Christianity in China internationally, most notably an increasing number of research and educational centers established in China. With such positive progress, two significant scholarly developments occurred in the past decade: a shift from the traditional Eurocentric perspective to more Sinocentric approaches, bringing a more balanced perspective to the study; and a shift away from the traditional historical studies to include diverse disciplines, placing the study of Christianity in China in the mainstream of research and scholarship and making it an even more important component of sinological studies.

It contains less than a page of references to missionary archives. G. Raymond Nunn, of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Hawaii, published Asia and Oceania: A Guide to Archival and Manuscript Sources in the United States in 1985. This guide includes manuscripts of every category: diplomatic, military, commercial, financial, missionary, educational, scientific, etc. However, its extensive geographic scope and wide variety of manuscript sources omit some of the small but important collections, and it does not include union lists of serials, dissertations/theses, and oral histories.

A. edu This book would not have been possible without the contribution of hundreds of librarians, archivists, and scholars who manage and use the archival sources described in this volume. In many ways, this is a publication of collective wisdom and dedication. I hope that the publication of this new edition will lead us to greater knowledge and learning by swimming in the ocean of resources that reflect our own history. xxxvi Xiaoxin Wu December 2008 Abbreviations and Acronyms Miscellaneous AAU ABCCC ABCFM ABFMS ABWE AFSC American Board ASC b.

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