The Online Chinese Christianity Collection is a comprehensive free online collection of Chinese theology and on Christianity in China, including material in Chinese as well in other languages relating to Chinese theology and Christianity. The online collection is a joint initiative from, Geneva, and Kingdom Business College, Beijing, China. The Online Chinese Christianity Collection includes: -Academic and scientific lliterature, including commentaries, theses/dissertations, educational documents, curricula etc. -Collections of sermons, prayers, liturgical and worship material -Biblical collections (commentaries, theology, handbooks etc.) -Material from partner institutions, seminaries, universities, publishers, and/or content providers in China, Hong Kong SAR, and the United States, such as the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies, the Hong Kong Baptist University, Yale Divinity School, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) -Open access sources, harvested from Chinese open repositories -Audio-visual materials including sermons, music, worship and Christian art, architecture, manuscripts etc.

Recent Submissions

  • Eine Einführung in das Religionsverständnis der zeitgenössischen chinesischen Religionswissenschaft

    Zheng, Jialu (Deutsche Vereinigung für ReligionswissenschaftZeitschrift für junge Religionswissenschaft, 2020-06-17)
    Die postkoloniale Religionswissenschaft fragt nach der wissenschaftlichen Definition des Begriffs »Religion«, während im Alltag ein konsensbasiertes Verständnis von Religion existiert. Der vorliegende Beitrag untersucht welche Auswirkung diese Sichtweisen auf die Religionswissenschaft in China hat. Er geht der Frage nach, inwiefern ein Phänomen wissenschaftlich als »religiös« definiert bzw. anerkannt werden kann. Dazu werden im Folgenden die Theorien von drei zeitgenössischen chinesischen Religionsforschenden – Zhuo Xinping, Lv Daji und Mu Zhongjian – vorgestellt. Alle drei Religionswissenschaftler/innen betonen den kulturellen Charakter und die soziale Bedeutung von Religion, anstatt, wie bisher üblich, Religion als Instrument der Politik oder als psychologisches Gift zu interpretieren: Zur Etablierung einer objektiven und neutralen Position in der Religionswissenschaft verwendet Zhuo Xinping vor allem die Methode »Xuanzhi« (Beobachten vor Beurteilen). Lv Daji interpretiert Religion als eigenständiges System kultureller Symbole, indem er die Marxistische Religionstheorie wieder aufgreift. Mu Zhongjian versucht, die Besonderheit der Religion(en) in China herauszuarbeiten. Im Zuge der Bemühungen der chinesischen Religionsforschenden wird Religion, so die in diesem Beitrag vertretende These, in der chinesischen Gesellschaft zunehmend als kulturelles Phänomen betrachtet.
  • Challenges for Sustaining the Faith of Urban Chinese Young Adults

    Kwong, Fibian (Digital Commons @ Fuller, 2019-05-01)
    The rapid economic growth of China has brought many benefits and opportunities to Chinese young people because of urbanization. The central purpose of this research is to investigate the factors that sustain faith based on findings from the listeners’ responses to Trans World Radio (TWR) programming from 2012 to 2016 and participation in ministries among urban Chinese young adults in Hong Kong. The most important finding is that the ‘window’ of personal vignettes offered a glimpse into the young adults’ cries and spiritual hungers of satisfying relationships because they are often socially isolated. The leaders were challenged to engage in the adaptive work essential in their ministries to address the gaps in discipleship through an online and offline model. Online and offline relationship with peers and mentors is critical in their spiritual growth especially when these youth move toward incites with changing religious and political environment.
  • News Update on Religion and Church in China November 11, 2019 – April 18, 2020

    Wenzel-Teuber, Katharina; Friemann, Isabel; Hoster, Barbara; Streit, David (China-Zentrum e.V., 2020)
  • The effects of protestant Christianity on the Chinese cult of ancestors as practised in the Johannesburg area.

    Greyling, J. J. C.; Song, Arthur. (2012-10-12)
    Thesis (Ph.D.)-University of Durban-Westville, 1989.
  • News update on religion and church in China June 28 - October 2, 2019

    Wenzel-Teuber, Katharina; Feith, Katharina; Friemann, Isabel; Kwee, Jan (China-Zentrum e.V., 2019)
  • Informationen

    Wenzel-Teuber, Katharina; Feith, Katharina; Boehi, Willi (China-Zentrum e.V., 2019)
    Keine Beteiligung von Bischöfen aus Festlandchina bei der Vatikan-Konferenz zum „Schutz von Minderjährigen in der Kirche“ Katharina Wenzel-Teuber. - Diözese Hongkong: Tod von Bischof Michael Yeung und Ernennung von Kardinal John Tong als Apostolischer Administrator / Katharina Feith. - Hongkong: Der Vertreter des Heiligen Stuhls, Msgr. Ante Jozic, verabschiedet sich / Katharina Feith. - Pastor Dr. Kao Chun-ming (1929–2019) / Willi Boehi.
  • Digital technologies for education in China: National ambitions meet local realities

    Schulte, Barbara (Mercator Institute for China Studies, 2018-10-18)
    China has been a pioneer in including information and communication technologies for educational purposes (ICT4E) in national educational policies. Having recognized the role technology can play in education in the late 1990s, the country has by now emerged as an international leader in propagating the benefits of ICT4E. At the levels of the school and individual learner, however, ICT4E still play a subordinated role. This mismatch between political ambitions and educational realities can largely be attributed to contradictions within the Chinese education system, which attempts to reconcile diverging political, social, and pedagogical objectives.The paper will begin by introducing the reader to these contradictions, to then briefly outline what ICT4E entail in general, and how they are relevant in China. The subsequent sections will describe the goals, initiatives, and policies related to ICT4E in China particularly since 2012/2013 – the time when Xi Jinping took over as head of party and state; identify actors and their interests; shed light on implementation, experiments, and outcomes; and conclude by discussing the global implications of Chinese ICT4E initiatives.
  • Yangzhou Latin Tombstones: A Christian Mirror of Yuan China Society

    Bail, Mengtian (Digital Commons at Oberlin, 2018-04-12)
    In 1950s, two fourteenth-century tombstones with Latin inscriptions were discovered in Yangzhou, China. Both tombstones were made for an Italian merchant family. The tombstones bear Christian iconography such as the Last Judgment, the Virgin and Child and the martyrdom of St. Catherine of Alexandria, while non-western details are represented as well, including the Mongol garments, Chinese furniture and Islamic and Nestorian gravestones. My research considers the dynamic matrices of various religious and ethnic groups, which concomitantly arrived in Yuan China under an overarching control of the Mongol Empire. By valorizing the pictorial language on the tombstones, I will illustrate how the Christian funerary monuments, traversing their private and religious boundary, reflect the pluralistic society of Yuan China. Given the lack of primary textual evidence directly related to the Yangzhou Latin tombstones, my study aims to reconstruct the contextual situation of the tombstones by assembling and interweaving fragmentary historical and visual information. My cross-cultural study attests to the potential of images in articulating their own circumstances against a “messy” culture.
  • Sino American Relations

    Lin, Philip (FHSU Scholars Repository, 1942-07-24)
    This thesis is a survey of the history of the diplomatic relationship of the United States and China from 1840-1940.
  • 再論日本治臺末期神社與宗教結社諸問題

    國立臺灣師範大學臺灣史研究所; 蔡錦堂 (臺灣師範大學臺灣史研究所, 2015-11-17)
  • 融入基督宗教靈性的諮商督導團體成果研究

    陳秉華; 范嵐欣; 程玲玲; Ping-Hwa Chen; Lan-Hsin Fan; Lin-Lin Cheng (國立臺灣師範大學教育心理學系Department of Educational Psychology, NTNU, 2016-05-04)
  • 音樂的默觀

    洪力行; Li-Xing Hong (國立臺灣師範大學音樂學院College of Music, NTNU, 2014-10-27)
  • 《少年Pi的奇幻漂流》中的英雄行徑

    許惠芬; Hui-Fen Hsu (國立臺灣師範大學National Taiwan Normal University, 2016-05-06)
    本文主要探討《少年Pi的奇幻漂流》符合神話英雄的冒險行徑。理論是根據神話學大師坎伯所著的《千面英雄》。此書蒐羅世界各文化的神話傳說,歸納出英雄冒險的相似軌跡分成三部分:啟程、啟蒙及回歸。英雄得到某種外在的召喚,離開熟悉的家鄉出發前往陌生的領域,在此期間他必須經歷各種磨難考驗,所幸有外在的神祕力量保護而生存下來,並得到心靈的成長。最後英雄通過試煉回返家園,把冒險得來的智慧分享給世人。此類英雄的範圍,包含屠龍的勇士甚至如佛陀及基督之類的智者。《少年Pi的奇幻漂流》是Yann Martel(楊‧馬特爾)所寫的奇幻小說,內容敘述16歲的印度少年Pi,在舉家移民加拿大的途中遭遇船難。他靠著信仰,在救生艇上漂流227天後奇蹟生還,唯一的同伴是原先動物園內飼養的老虎。Pi的故事吻合神話英雄的三階段冒險。搭船前往加拿大,是英雄的啟程,他所信仰的三個宗教是外在的助力,他的啟蒙及帶給世人的禮物,是對神更堅定的信仰及推翻科學的客觀真理。本文重新發掘坎伯的神話英雄理論,引用它來檢視Pi的冒險,以期增加此小說的深度,同時也證明神話英雄並非過時的理論,它仍然可以啟發無限的創作靈感。全文分三部分書寫,以呼應英雄的三階段冒險。透過神話英雄的角度,可以證明《少年Pi的奇幻漂流》不是一般膚淺的劫後餘生故事,而是反映人類共同的苦難及藉由信仰而開悟的成長小說。
  • 福音教派的人文主義--一種關於「基督徒之生活」的論述

    國立臺灣師範大學歷史學系; 鄧世安 (輔仁出版社, 2016-01-12)

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