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Call For Papers: New book series “Christianity in Modern China” from Palgrave Macmillan

This series addresses Christianity in Modern China since the end of the Opium War in 1842, after which China was opened to foreign countries, companies, missions and individuals, to the present.
January 1, 2016

About this series
This series addresses Christianity in China from the time of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties to the present. It includes a number of disciplines—history, political science, theology, religious studies, gender studies and sociology. Not only is the series inter-disciplinary, it also encourages inter-religious dialogue. It covers the presence of the Catholic Church, the Protestant Churches and the Orthodox Church in China. While Chinese Protestant Churches have attracted much scholarly and journalistic attention, there is much unknown about the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church in China. There is an enormous demand for monographs on the Chinese Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. This series captures the breathtaking phenomenon of the rapid expansion of Chinese Christianity on the one hand, and the long awaited need to reveal the reality and the development of Chinese Catholicism and the Orthodox religion on the other.Christianity in China re?ects on the tremendous importance of Chinese-foreign relations. The series touches on many levels of research—the life of a single Christian in a village, a city parish, the con?icts between converts in a province, the policy of the provincial authority and state-to-state relations. It concerns the in?uence of different cultures on Chinese soil—the American, the French, the Italian, the Portuguese and so on. Contributors of the series include not only people from the academia but journalists and professional writers as well. The series would stand out as a collective effort of authors from different countries and backgrounds. Under the in?uence of globalization, it is entirely necessary to emphasize the inter-cultural dimension of the monographs of the series. With Christianity being questioned in the Western world, as witnessed in the popularity of Dan Brown’s books since some time ago, the Chinese have surprised the world by their embracement of this foreign religion.

Series editor: 
Cindy Yik-yi Chu is Professor of History and Associate Director of the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI), Hong Kong Baptist University. Her books include Catholicism in China, 1900-Present (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); The Catholic Church in China (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); Chinese Communists and Hong Kong Capitalists: 1937-1997 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), The Diaries of the Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1966 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), The Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong, 1921-1969: In Love with the Chinese (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and its Chinese edition (Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Co., 2007), Foreign Communities in Hong Kong, 1840s-1950s (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), China Reconstructs (Lanham: University Press of America, 2003), and Yapian zhanzheng de zai renshi (A Reappraisal of the Opium War) (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2003, in Chinese). 
If you are interested in submitting a proposal to be considered for the series, please contact the series editor Cindy Yik-yi Chu at

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