• A Life between East and West: Dedication to Professor Lauren F. Pfister

      Ng, William Yau-nang (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2017)
    • "A New Approach to Ecological Theology in the Frame of Confucian-Christian Dialogue: On Confucian-Christian Dialogue and Ecological Concern"

      SUN, Xiangchen (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2011)
    • A Partnership Model: Analysis on the Indigenization Process of Hong Kong Christian and Missionary Alliance

      Ho, Ellis Ming-cheung (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2016)
      The Christian and Missionary Alliance Mission established its operation base in Hong Kong in the 1950s. In accordance with the Mission’s policy, indigenization took priority from the start, being executed in a methodical, step-by-step manner. Hong Kong Chinese and Western mission personnel worked together in harmony toward this goal. This paper aims to investigate and analyze from a historical perspective three aspects of the Mission’s indigenization policy: selfsupport, self-propagation, and self-governance. This study will systematically outline how indigenization of the Hong Kong Christian and Missionary Alliance was achieved.
    • A Tale of Three Bishops: Mapping the Ideologies of “Chineseness” and “Asian Values” in the Global Anglican Realignment in Vancouver

      Tse, Justin K.H. (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2016)
      Most accounts of the 2002 departure of some conservative Anglican parishes from Vancouver’s Diocese of New Westminster (DoNW) over same-sex blessings seemed to fit the narrative of a battle over sexuality in the global realignment of the Anglican Communion. However, attention to the consecration of two new Chinese Anglican bishops—Silas Ng Tak-yin and Stephen Leung Wing-hong, both from Hong Kong—reveals that their split from the DoNW’s Bishop Michael Ingham had more to do with an ideology of cultural pluralization deploying “Asian values.” I, therefore, argue that the schism in Vancouver was a division over the three bishops’ imaginations of global futures with “Chineseness” and “Asian values” as proxy words for this ideology. This paper contributes to the study of Chinese Christianities—as well as other religions—by examining “Chineseness” as an empty category that can be deployed for a variety of ideologies.
    • A Textual Analysis of Chinese Characters with their Variants in two Dunhuang Jingjiao Manuscripts

      Wang, Lanping (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2015)
      Recently, the authenticity of The Jesus Messiah Sutra and The Discourse on Monotheism—two Jingjiao manuscripts which are collected by Japanese scholars Takakusu Junjirô and Tomioka Kenzô respectively, have been questioned by Lin Wushu. He proposes that they were probably fabricated by a bookseller in the early twentieth century based on an ancient text of original manuscripts. In this article, the author finds out that the so-called evidence drawn from the use of both standard and vulgar forms of Chinese characters in Lin’s discussion is not valid when comparing his examples with other reliable ancient manuscripts from Dunhuang. As a consequence we come to a completely opposite conclusion on the basis of a set of facts.
    • Albert Poulet-Mathis, SJ: Pioneering in Religious Dialogue

      Batairwa Kubuya, Paulin (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2015)
      Religious dialogue is one of the emerging research areas in religious studies in Taiwan. As an academic field, religious dialogue should investigate and theorize about interactions among religions. However, the Taiwan experience is characterized by figures who assume religious dialogue to be a lifestyle. They think that religions are not a conglomerate of ideas, but living sources of inspiration for healthy and enriching interactions among believers. Their choices have shaped the movement of religious dialogue in Taiwan and so their experiences become the foundation of the unique religious dialogue in Taiwan. This biographical essay ponders on the dialogic journey of one of the important figures who have shaped the religious dialogic movement in Taiwan—Fr. Albert Poulet-Mathis, SJ.
    • An Early World-Wide Web Religions of Eurasia

      Hunter, Alan (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2011)
      There is now evidence of a “world-wide web” of diffuse religiosity deeply embedded in large parts of the Eurasian continent, starting in pre-history, and continuing up to perhaps AD 500. Religions we know as “Christianity” and “Buddhism” (and various others) were at the time of their emergence important local embodiments of this pervasive religious and cultural complex. The now familiar institutionalised religions are crystallisations of a shared heritage. They may well have mutually influenced each other, and perhaps more importantly they each partly embody an ocean of religious belief and symbolism: each is unique in its precise configuration, but far from unique in its component parts.
    • Buddhism and Christianity on Evil: Critical Evaluation of Masao Abe’s Comparative Studies

      Kwan, Kai-man (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2017)
      By studying Masao Abe’s comparative studies, this essay explores the possibility of a Buddhist-Christian dialogue. The essay is divided into five sections. First, Abe’s reservations about the Christian views on deity and evil are explained, and some revisions are proposed. The second section explains Abe’s concept of dynamic Sunyata, which he considers to be a satisfactory explanation of the world, and hence the concept of God is not needed. The third section focuses on Abe’s views on ethics. He argues that Buddhism also cares about ethics, and the solution to evil is the personal experience of absolute nothingness or Sunyata—which is also the awakening of the true self. This is neither dualism nor monotheism. For Buddhists, both absolute good and absolute evil are illusions, and this is the main difference between Buddhism and Christianity. On the basis of the experience of Sunyata, Buddhism re-establishes the distinction between good and evil, but it is not limited by this viewpoint. The fourth section will shift to a dialogue between Abe and some Western scholars. As many Western scholars disagree with Abe’s treatment of absolute evil, this section will discuss the criticisms of Christopher Ives, Richard Rubenstein, etc. Lastly, the author will reflect on Abe’s comments on Christianity, and respond to his queries of the Christian views on God and evil from theological and philosophical perspectives.
    • Buddhist-Christian Encounter and Dialogue among Civilizations: Introduction to the Special Issue

      Lai, Pan-chiu (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2011)
    • Buddhist-Christian Encounter in Modern China: Taixu’s Perspective on Christianity

      Yu, Xue (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2003)
    • Buddhist-Christian Encounter in the Age of Science: A Case Study of Modern Chinese Buddhism

      Lai, Pan-chiu; WANG, Tao (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2011)
      Some modern Chinese Buddhist intellectuals, including Zhang Taiyan 章太炎 (1869–1936), Wang Jitong 王季同 (1875–1948), and Taixu 太虛 (1890–1947), attempted to respond to the challenges received from modern science and Christianity. Although their responses might differ due to their respective intellectual backgrounds and motivations, they shared the affirmation on the compatibility between Buddhism and science on the one hand, and upheld the superiority of Buddhism vis-à-vis science and Christianity on the other. Furthermore, their responses to Christianity were shaped, in different ways, by their responses to modern science. As similar Buddhist responses can be found in some other countries, the Chinese cases may reflect a global trend which deserves to be further investigated.
    • Building Bridges for Communication and Understanding: Remarks on the International Conference on the Boxer Movement and

      Ng, Peter Tze Ming (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2003)
    • Caught in the Middle

      Brandner, Tobias (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2011)
      The essay discusses difficult issues in the intercultural encounters of the early missionaries, particularly a) between missionaries and their home committees and b) among missionaries of different agencies in the mission field. The paper explores how the missionary becomes something “in-between,” not fully belonging to either side, neither fully retaining the home perspective nor fully becoming indigenous. The essay develops this thesis by introducing issues of interculturality in the early ministry of the Basel Mission among the Hakka people in Hong Kong and eastern Guangdong Province, with a focus on the short but significant ministry of Theodor Hamberg (1819–1854) who, with Rudolf Lechler, is regarded as the first Basel missionary to China.
    • Centesimus Annus and China’s Market Economy: A Contextual Commentary

      Gao, Zhe (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2013)
      "This article intends to interpret Centesimus Annus, the encyclical written by Pope John Paul II in 1991, in the context of China’s reformation of the market economy since 1984. The central theme of Centesimus Annus centres on human freedom in its totality. More concretely, the Pope interprets this by offering a deliberate explication of the relationship between market economy, democratic politics, and human freedom. While standing by Rerum Novarum’s assertion of the right to private property and market economy, John Paul II also recognizes the importance of a democratic system and its values in promoting human dignity and freedom. On the other hand, China’s existing market economy could be described as crony capitalism, based on a combination of a market economy and an authoritarian political system. Reflecting on the viewpoints of the Pope expressed in the encyclical, this article maintains that the current reformation of the market economy in mainland China should focus on the area of the political system, that is, accelerating the establishment of a democratic system in order to increase people’s freedom and fostering creativity in the market, and it should also help to realize the telos of the common good."
    • Ching Feng : a journal on Christianity and Chinese religion and culture [new series]

      Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, 2000)
      Originally published under the title Quarterly notes on Christianity and Chinese religion since 1957, Ching Feng journal is one of the major publications of the Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture (CSCCRC), Chung Chi College, Shatin, Hong Kong, by which it seeks to promote critical and constructive studies of all aspects of Chinese Christianity, Chinese religion and culture, and inter-religious dialogue between Christianity and other religious traditions in Asia.
    • Ching feng : quarterly notes on Christianity and Chinese religion and culture = 景風

      Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, 1957)
      No.1, March 1957-vol. 29, nos.2-3,Sept 1986
    • Ching Feng [New Series, Volume 5, Number 1, 2004]

      Tam, Ekman P.C.; Lai, Shen-chon; Chung, Andrew K.; LI, Xiangping (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2004)
      The Sacred and the Ordinary: Spiritual Maturity According to the Teaching of Teresa of Avila and the Ox-Herding Pictures / Ekman P. C. Tam - Onto-Dynamics of the Triunity and Its Contribution to Buddhist-Christian Dialogue / Lai Shen-Chon - The Dialogic Encounter between Christian and Buddhist Thought in Late Ming and Early Qing China / Andrew K. Chung - A Case Study of Interreligious Relations in Contemporary China: Buddhist-Christian Interaction in Four Southeast Cities / Li Xiangping - The Role of Hong Kong in the Buddhist-Christian Encounter in China: A Post-Conference Reflection / Lai Pan-Chiu - Book Review / A Translated Adoption of Translation and Adoption [Review of D. Yeung and P. Rabbe, eds., Fanyi yu xi’na] / Jason T. S. Lam
    • Ching Feng [New Series, Volume 5, Number 2, 2004]

      Zürcher, E. (Erik); Yeo, Khiok-Khng; Yearley, Lee H; Lai, Pan-chiu (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2004)
      Transcultural Imaging: The Jesuits and China / Erik Zürcher - Musical Harmony According to Confucius and Paul / Yeo Khiok-Khng - Pride’s Place in Picturing Persons / Lee H. Yearley - The Doctrines of the Trinity and Christology and Hua-yen Buddhism / Lai Pan-Chiu - The First Protestant Convert of China, Tsae A-ko (1788–1818) - Su Ching
    • Ching Feng [New Series, Volume 6, Number 1, 2005]

      Thelle, Notto R; Yeo, Khiok-Khng; Chan, Timothy Wai Keung; He, Qingchang; Lai, Pan-chiu (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2005)
      A Christian Monastery for Buddhist Monks, Part I: Karl Ludvig Reichelt's Sacred Mountains - Notto R. Thelle - System of Harmony According to Confucius and Paul: Music, Goodness, Beauty / Yeo Khiok-Khng - Transcending Differences between Christianity and Buddhism with Love: The Life and Literary Works of Xu Dishan / Chan Wai-Keung - Reinterpreting Christianity Buddhistically: Xu Songshi's Indigenous Theology / Ho Hing-Cheong - Reflections on the History of Buddhist-Christian Encounter in Modern China
    • Ching Feng [New Series, Volume 6, Number 2, 2005]

      Thelle, Notto R.; YOU, Bin; Lee, Chung Soon; Lai, Pan-chiu (Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture, Chung Chi College, 2005)
      A Christian Monastery for Buddhist Monks, Part II: Buddhist Rhetoric in Karl Ludvig Reichelt's Christian Liturgies / Notto R. Thelle - Literacy, Canon and Social Reality / You Bin - Alfred North Whitehead and Yi Yulgok on Cosmology: A Preliminary Comparison with Special Reference to Confucian-Christian Dialogue / Chung Soon Lee - Typology and Prospect of Sino-Christian Theology / Lai Pan-Chiu - Harold B. Bennett, Injustice Made Legal: Deuteronomic Law and the Plight of Widows, Strangers, and Orphans in Ancient Israel / Joseph Tse-Hei Lee