Christian Presence and Progress in North-East Asia

Historical and Comparative Studies

by Jan A.B. Jongeneel (Volume editor) Jiafeng Liu (Volume editor) Peter Tze Ming Ng (Volume editor) Chong Ku Paek (Volume editor)
©2011 Conference proceedings XIV, 242 Pages


This volume is a collection of historical and comparative essays, describing and analyzing Christian presence and progress in North-East Asia. The authors originate from China, Japan, Korea, Canada, the United States of America, and the Netherlands. The nineteen essays are a selection from the papers given at the Seventh International Conference of the North East Asia Council of Studies in History of Christianity (NEACSHC), held in Wuhan (China) in 2009. The volume has four parts: General, China, Japan, and Korea. The first part deals with the impact of Western interdenominationalism on the East and the future development of Christianity in China. The five papers on China cope with 19th and 20th century topics such as distribution of Christian literature, nationalism, modernization, Christian socialism, and Sino-theology. Comparisons with the situation in the other East-Asian countries are also made in the three papers on Japan, focusing on the beginning of Protestant mission work and Christian education. The final part, regarding Korea and consisting of four contributions, pays attention to recent developments in Bible translation, church planting, holiness mission, Korean diaspora Christianity, and the Korean War.


XIV, 242
ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2011 (August)
Church history Mission history sino-theology Korean War
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. XIV, 242 pp., num. tables

Biographical notes

Jan A.B. Jongeneel (Volume editor) Jiafeng Liu (Volume editor) Peter Tze Ming Ng (Volume editor) Chong Ku Paek (Volume editor)

Jan A. B. Jongeneel is Honorary Professor Emeritus of Missiology at Utrecht University (Netherlands). Jiafeng Liu is Professor of Modern Chinese History and Associate Director of the Research Center for East-West Cultural Exchange in Central China Normal University in Wuhan (China). Peter Tze Ming Ng is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at the Chinese University Hong Kong (Hong Kong). Paek Chong Ku is Director of International Cooperation of the Korea Academy of Church History and Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Theology at Seoul Christian University (Korea). Scott W. Sunquist is Associate Professor of World Missions and Evangelism at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (USA). Yuko Watanabe is Associate Professor at the Centre for Liberal Arts at the Meiji Gakuin University at Yokohama (Japan).


Title: Christian Presence and Progress in North-East Asia