Cooperation or Resistance? Christian Mission in Authoritarian Chinese Societies



Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description In Chinese societies, Christianity is a foreign religious system that historically came to these Chinese societies together with colonial rules. The paper is interested in political and social cooperation and negotiation of the observed Christian groups in the selected environment. The two different settings are the contemporary People´s Republic in China (1945–now) ruled by the communist government and the Republic of China in Taiwan during the period of martial law (1949–1987). The findings suggest that to accomplish their objective, the churches have for a long time endeavoured to localise the church (bendihua ???) and to create a bond between Christian beliefs and the local culture. Another part of the adaptation to the local environment is also to cooperate with the government.
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