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Christianity in Contemporary China


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Introduction Francis Khek Gee Lim Part 1: Enchantment 1. Signs and wonders: Christianity and hybrid modernity in China Richard Madsen 2. From 'Christianity in China' to 'Chinese Christianity': changing paradigms and changing perspectives Peter Tze Ming Ng Part 2: Nation and History 3. Christian Revival from Within: Seventh-day Adventism in China Joseph Tse-Hei Lee and Christie Chui-Shan Chow 4. Protestant reactions to the nationalism agenda in contemporary China Carsten Vala 5. Trying to make sense of history: Chinese Christian traditions of countercultural belief and their theological and political interpretation of past and present history Tobias Brandner 6. Contemporary Christianity and the Religiosity of Popular Chinese Cinema Yam Chi-Keung 7. 'To the Peoples': Christianity and ethnicity in China's minority areas Francis Khek Gee Lim Part 3: Civil Society 8. Civil society and the role of the Catholic Church in contemporary China Chan Shun-hing 9. The emergence of Christian subcultures in China: beginnings of an inculturation from the grassroots? Katrin Fiedler 10. Calvin, culture and Christ? Developments of faith among Chinese intellectuals Fredrik Fallman 11. Christian ethics and business life: an ethnographic account of overseas Chinese Christian entrepreneurs in China's economic transition Joy Tong 12. Saints, secrets, and salvation: emergence of spiritual-religious groups in China between 1978 and 1989 Kristin Kupfer Part 4: Negotiating Boundaries 13. The house-church identity and preservation of Pentecostal-style Protestantism in China Kao Chen-yang 14. Making sense of China's state-society relations: unregistered Protestant churches in the reform era Teresa Wright and Teresa Zimmerman-Liu 15. A Three-Self Protestant church, the local state and religious policy implementation in a coastal Chinese city Mark McLeister 16. Constructing sacred space under the forces of the market: a study of an "upper-floor" Protestant church in Hong Kong Gustav K. K. Yeung

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Francis Khek Gee Lim teaches in the Division of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His publications include Imagining the Good Life: Negotiating Culture and Development in Nepal Himalaya; Mediating Piety: Technology and Religion in contemporary Asia (editor) and Christianity and the State in Asia (co-editor).

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