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Christian Presence and Progress in North-East Asia

Historical and Comparative Studies

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Edited By Jan A.B. Jongeneel, Jiafeng Liu, Peter Tze Ming Ng and Chong Ku Paek

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 19 th and 20 th 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.

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225 Appendices 1. Report of the 7th NEACSHC International Conference, Wuhan 2009 I was most honored to be elected as the Chairman of the North-East Asia Council of Studies in the History of Christianity (NEACSHC, 2007-2009), at the 2007 conference in Seoul, Korea. I was then commissioned to organize this 7th International Conference in Wuhan in August 2009. I am glad to report that the 7th International Conference of NEACSHC was jointly organized by the Research Center for East-West Culture Exchange, Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan and the Center for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, Chung Chi College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in Hong Kong. We are greatly honored to have the support also from the Korea Academy of Church History, the Church History Society in Korea, and the Society of Historical Study of Christianity, Japan. This seminar was held from August 24 to 26, 2009 at the campus of Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China. More than 50 scholars from Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, and China attended this conference. Twenty-four papers were accepted for presentation at this conference. The program of this conference included 6 addresses at the opening ceremony, 2 keynote speeches, 7 sessions of paper presentations, one round-table discussion and an awards ceremony. Theme of the conference The theme of this conference focused on the historical and comparative studies of Christian movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in North-East Asia, with special attention to China, Korea, and Japan. The...

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