Handbook of Christianity in China

Volume Two: 1800 - present


This second volume on Christianity in China covers the period from 1800 onwards up to the present, divided into three main periods, and dealing with the complexities of both Catholic and Protestant aspects. Also in this volume the reader will be guided to and through the Chinese and Western primary and secondary sources by carefully selected major scholars in the field. Produced with financial support from the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim.

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R.G. Tiedemann holds a University of London PhD in History and taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies for many years. He is a Scholars’ Council member of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco, and has published extensively on the history of Christianity in 19th-century China. His most recent publication is the Reference Guide to Christian Missionary Societies in China: from the 16th to the 20th Century, (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2009).

"The handbook offers a stock-taking of the archival resources: gives insight to the present stage, contents and achievements of historical research; it indicates as well the fields where further investigation is needed; and finally, it serves as a most helpful guide to anybody undertaking a study and research into the rich and lively history of Christianity in China." - Paul B. Steffen, SVD Bibliographia Missionaria, LXXXIV, 2010

"This grand tome of a reference volume, weighing in at over four pounds, has been long awaited in the ever-growing world of Chinese Christian studies."
Chloë Starr, Yale Divinity School, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Vol. 34, No. 3, July 2010

"In short, this is a volume of a gold mine of resources, references and bibliographic sources both in Chinese and English."
Samuel H. Chao, Ph.D., China Ministry Report, No. 213-228, November 2010-April 2012
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