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 literature, 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

  • Membangun Teologi Alteritas Heteronom: Upaya Mengentaskan Sisa-Sisa Stigma Anti-Tionghoa di Indonesia

    Alvian Apriano; Binsar Jonathan Pakpahan (Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Intheos Surakarta, 2021-12-01)
    Abstract. This study aims to build a theological construction that can help erase anti-Chinese stigma in Indonesia post-1998, so religious people, especially Christians, become more sensitive about ethnic discrimination. The discrimination against ethnic Chinese in Indonesia has occurred for a long time, usually because of their capability to control the market and business. Their success in business impacts hatred and racism and turns into an anti-Chinese stigma. The research uses qualitative study on the philosophy of heteronomous alterity, and builds a theological framework on the theory of heteronomous alterity in positivistic philosophy. The theological framework will remove the anti-Chinese stigma in Indonesia. This study concludes that the theology of heteronomous alterity can help decrease anti-Chinese stigma by appreciating trinitarian relations and accepting the other as they are. Abstrak. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk membangun konstruksi teologi yang dapat membantu menghapus stigma anti-Tionghoa di Indonesia pasca 1998, sehingga umat beragama khususnya Kristen menjadi lebih peka mengenai diskrimasi etnis. Sudah sejak lama, masalah diskriminasi terhadap etnis Tionghoa di Indonesia terjadi, yang biasanya karena kelihaian mereka menguasai pasar dan bisnis. Hal ini berdampak pada kebencian yang bersifat rasialis dan menubuh ke dalam stigma anti-Tionghoa. Metode yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah studi kualitatif yang berbasis pada analisis filosofi alteritas heteronom. Teori alteritas heteronom dalam filsafat positivistik dijadikan sebagai kerangka berpikir teologis untuk melepas stigma anti-Tionghoa di Indonesia. Melalui kajian ini dapat disimpulkan bahwa teologi alteritas heteronom dapat membantu menghapus stigma anti-Tionghoa melalui penghayatan relasi trinitarian dan penerimaan orang selain dirinya sebagaimana adanya.
  • Developing a Discipleship Program for Chinese Speaking People to Create a Core Team for the “Abiding Christ Net” via Zoom Video Conference

    Song, Sung Sub (Digital Commons @ Andrews University, 2021-01-01)
    Problem The Seventh-day Adventist Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research (ASTR) data in December 2019 showed that among the 1.4 billion population in the Mainland China, there were 467,516 Adventist members, and the population per Adventist member ratio was about 3,000:1. Furthermore, there are about 50 million Chinese people living overseas. As a result, there is a great need to efficiently and effectively spread the Gospel to nearly 1.45 billion Chinese people around the world. In July 2020, the online Chinese discipleship network, ACN, was established to create a global Chinese discipleship network by connecting and utilizing Spirit-filled human resources, and providing discipleship programs to Chinese-speaking people throughout the world. The ACN needs to build a core team through an online discipleship program that transcends the geographical, political, and the pandemic boundaries. Method A six-week small group discipleship program was designed and conducted via Zoom video conference from February to March 2021, and the aim was to build a core team for the ACN. Among 12 enrolled members, nine members completed all the sessions. For evaluation, they were given a 4-point Likert scale questionnaire during the first and the last sessions. In addition, each participant was interviewed with the same set of questions. The data were evaluated to determine if the core team had matured to the point where it was growing by discipling other Chinese speakers or serving the ACN. Results Nine core team members of the ACN were trained for small group discipleship activities. Through their relational Bible studies, prayers, and spiritual fellowship in a small group setting via Zoom video conference, they received a sense of divine calling and came to abide in Christ (abide in the Holy Spirit, abide in God’s Word, and abide through prayer). The most significant change after the six-week discipleship training was the members actively participating in and leading the ACN small group activities alternatively each week. They started their own small groups to disciple and evangelize in other situations. Conclusion Based on the data collected from the ACN core team members who participated in this online discipleship program, it was apparent that the participants experienced transformational outcomes. The results of their active participations in the small group discipleship trainings and their leading of the ACN small group activities indicated that this discipleship intervention benefited and motivated the core team members to multiply more discipleship small groups.
  • Yihetuan 義和團: Domobrana za spravedlivou věc jako náboženské hnutí

    Olivová, Lucie; Chlup, Radek; Ivan, Robert (2013)
    Using the perspective of religious studies the thesis analyzes the so called Boxer Uprising that swept the north China in 1900. It briefly summarizes the current state of scholarship and confronts the belief that the Boxers were a secret anti-government movement with connections to the White Lotus sect, or a nationalist movement fighting against the foreigners and the influence of imperialism. The common appellation Boxers refers to the Yihetuan 義和團 movement, but the thesis uses the translation Militia United in Righteousness instead because it better reflects the motives and goals of the movement. The objective of the thesis is to show that the Militia was a popular religious movement that was principally loyalist and fought primarily against the Christianity perceived as a danger to the social structure. Therefore the thesis investigates various aspects of the movement, including spirit possession and rituals of invulnerability, as well as the motives for anti-Christian attitudes. By putting the movement into a broader socio-cultural context it is shown that in order to understand the traditional China it is necessary to understand its religions. That is the reason for the emphasis on correcting misunderstandings concerning the Chinese religions and Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The thesis thus...
  • Činnost křesťanských misií v Číně, 1860-1900

    Liščák, Vladimír; Klimeš, Ondřej; Sakmárová, Dominika (2012)
    The objective of this Bachelor's thesis is to describe the activities of Christian missionaries in China during the second half of 19. century. Most attention is being drawn to Protestant missions, which are more relevant due to the absence of hierarchy in Protestant churches, unlike in other branches of Christianity. However, Catholic and Eastern Orthodox missions are also briefly mentioned. The main point of the thesis is to describe history of Christian missions in China leading to the situation which arose in the second part of 19. century, causing a variety of different approaches to the problem of evangelization of Chinese people. The thesis describes various ways how the missions were practised and what kind of reactions amongst Chinese people they induced. On the other side, the point of view of Chinese Christians is mentioned, with the side effects that arose due to the presence of foreign missionaries. This leads to the explanation of how the Christian teachings were adjusted to the Chinese culture, and what were the consequences of cultural differences between missionaries and Chinese. The thesis is divided into two main parts, the first, theoretical part is concerned with history of evangelization in China and explaining specific cultural differences causing the evangelization process to be very...
  • The Christian mission : its motive and its task

    Columbia University Libraries; Moffett, Samuel H (New York : National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, Division of Foreign Missions, 1952-01-01)
    10 pages ; 23 cm
  • Every nation under God :

    Columbia University Libraries; Jones, Tracey K (New York : National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., Division of Foreign Missions, 1952-01-01)
    11 pages ; 23 cm
  • Trust at Work: A Study on Faith and Trust of Protestant Entrepreneurs in China

    Tong, Joy K. C.; Yang, Fenggang (Purdue University, 2016-12-20)
    There is much talk about the trust crisis in China and the possible role of religion in rebuilding China’s moral order. This study is an attempt to examine religion’s impact on the emerging market economy in China, focusing on trust in business relations that might be generated by the Christian faith. Based on 43 in-depth interviews with Christian entrepreneurs in China, our study shows that the majority of our respondents tend to be: (1) more willing to be trustworthy after becoming Christians; (2) trusting people who share their faith more than others; (3) perceiving religious persons, regardless of what that religion is, as more trustworthy than the non-religious. Our study shows that religiosity is used by many Christian entrepreneurs as a category to guide their decision-making and that it is significant in stimulating and maintaining trust in and from others.
  • Songs of the Lisu Hills Practicing Christianity in Southwest China

    Arrington, Aminta.; Stanley, Brian.
    COVER front -- Series Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes About the Lisu Language and Its Usage -- Introduction -- Notes to Introduction -- Voice -- Chapter 1: J. O. Fraser and the Beginnings of Lisu Christianity -- Notes to Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2: Linguistic Borderlands -- Notes to Chapter 2 -- Voice -- Chapter 3: The Evangelization of the Nujiang Valley -- Notes to Chapter 3 -- Voice -- Chapter 4: Fixing the Boundaries -- Notes to Chapter 4 -- Voice -- Chapter 5: The Easter Festival -- Notes to Chapter 5 -- Voice -- Chapter 6: "Let's Pray for Each Other -- Notes to Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7: Copying the Bible by Torchlight -- Notes to Chapter 7 -- Voice -- Chapter 8: Hymns of the Everlasting Hills -- Notes to Chapter 8 -- Voice -- Chapter 9: Building the House of Prayer -- Notes to Chapter 9 -- Postscript -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
  • Reshaping the Boundaries The Christian Intersection of China and the West in the Modern Era

    Gang, Song.
    Reshaping the Boundaries: The Christian Intersection of China and the West in the Modern Era brings new material and new insight to deepen our understanding of the multilayered, two-way flow of words, beliefs, and experiences between the West and China from 1600 to 1900. The seven essays taken together illustrate the complex reality of boundary-crossing interactions between these cultures and document how hybrid ideas, images, and identities emerged in both China and the West. By focusing on "in-betweenness," these essays challenge the existing Eurocentric assumption of a simple one-way cultural flow, with Western missionaries transmitting and the Chinese receiving. Led by Song Gang, the contributors to this volume cover many specific aspects of this cultural encounter that have received little or no scholarly attention: official decrees, memoirs, personal correspondences, news, rumors, musical instruments, and miracle stories. Grounded in multiple intellectual disciplines, including religious studies, history, arts, music, and Sinology, Reshaping the Boundaries explores how each of the major Christian traditions-Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox-bridged the West and the East in unique ways.
  • Chinese culture and Christianity

    Stewart, James Livingstone. (New York: Fleming H. Revell companyPrinceton Theological Seminary, 1926)
  • The Sacredness of Being There: Race, Religion, and Place-Making at San Francisco's Presbyterian Church in Chinatown

    Kim, Elaine H.; Chua, Christopher (eScholarship, University of California, 2014-01-01)
    Established in 1853, the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown (PCC) in San Francisco, CA is the oldest Asian church of any Christian denomination in North America and the first Chinese Protestant church outside China. Its history in the United States reaches back to the earliest days of Chinese migration to this country, giving the church a rootedness in Asian America that few other institutions can match. This dissertation examines how the contemporary community at PCC negotiates its institutional memory in creating a sense of place and a sense of collective self that is simultaneously both Protestant Christian and distinctively Chinese American. Employing the use of archival materials and oral histories conducted specifically for this project, the study explores how the three language ministries which currently comprise the church--English, Mandarin, and Cantonese--navigate historical resources and contemporary memories in different ways to support varying ideological positions in the present. The project focuses specifically on place-making and the process of investing the physical space of the church and its location in a historically evolving Chinatown with meanings that distinguish the community from the white American Protestant establishment on the one hand and from non-Christian Chinese society on the other. This process of place-making is mapped over three defining moments in the life of PCC: the church's founding, its institutionalization, and its struggle to redefine itself in the wake of trauma from clergy sexual abuse. The study argues that these three chapters, reaching from 1853 to the recent past, are especially formative for PCC's identity, because they span the period of white missionary leadership at the church from beginning to end and, as a result, become the terrain over which the racial/ethnic meanings of being Chinese American Christian are negotiated, contested, and defined. In its founding moment, the intersection of racialized thought and theological justification for the establishment of a physical home for anticipated Chinese Christians resulted in the first enduring expression of religion that was conceptually Asian American, rather than simply Asian religion transplanted to the United States or Western religion imposed upon Asian immigrants. The institutionalization of the church was the enfleshment of this concept with Chinese believers, whose practices of place subverted missionary understandings of Christianity and church by reinterpreting the Gospel message within the social, economic, and political contexts of being a racial/ethnic minority in the oftentimes hostile environment of the United States. Even as this hostility eventually seemed to give way before new visions of plurality in the 1960s, it lingered at PCC in the form of clergy sexual abuse, which came to define the final chapter of missionary leadership at the Chinatown church. Inscribing its insistence on truth and healing into the physical space of the church, PCC has embraced its response to the trauma as a defining element of its identity as a Chinese American congregation at the beginning of a new era beyond missionary control.
  • Music and Sound in Weihsien Internment Camp in Japanese-occupied China

    Geng, Zhihui Sophia (DigitalCommons@CSB/SJU, 2022-01-01)
    From the chapter's Introduction:On 7 July 1937, Japanese forces based in Manchuria charged southward towards Beijing, invading north China and hence starting the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–45). On 7 December 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, transforming the Second Sino-Japanese War into the Pacific War. As a result of Pearl Harbor, the status of Allied citizens living in China at the time changed from neutral to ‘enemy aliens’. These Allied citizens included individuals and their families who worked in China as government officials, executives, engineers and Christian missionaries. They were forced into internment camps under the watchful eyes of the Japanese. At the end of 1942, the Japanese authorities decided to concentrate all ‘enemy aliens’ into larger camps. The chosen site for one such camp in north China was a Presbyterian mission compound called Ledao yuan (Courtyard of the Happy Way) in Weihsien (now Weixian) in Shandong Province. The Japanese referred to this site as the Weihsien Civilian Assembly Centre. From March 1943 to October 1945, anywhere between 1,500 and 2,000 foreign nationals were imprisoned in the camp. After the war, dozens of internees shared their experiences of imprisonment at Weihsien in memoirs, (auto) biographies and oral histories. Over thirty such accounts have been published, and there are many more unpublished accounts. This chapter taps into the large number of resources collected by internees and published through a digital memorial. This chapter examines the distinctive auditory environments and music cultures that arose within the Weihsien Internment Camp and argues that the Weihsien internees forged a sense of belonging and community through their creative engagement with music and sound. […] The wide range of music-making and creativity displayed at Weihsien Internment Camp was similar to that which emerged in Nazi-controlled ghettos and labour camps across wartime Europe which have been examined by scholars in the field of Holocaust studies. The music analysed in this chapter includes three types: missionary music of faith, secular music of resilience and internees’ music of resistance.
  • Efficacy of a Church-Based, Culturally Tailored Program to Promote Completion of Advance Directives Among Asian Americans.

    Sun, Angela; Bui, Quynh; Tsoh, Janice Y; Gildengorin, Ginny; Chan, Joanne; Cheng, Joyce; Lai, Ky; McPhee, Stephen; Nguyen, Tung (eScholarship, University of California, 2017-04-01)
    Having an Advance Directive (AD) can help to guide medical decision-making. Asian Americans (AA) are less likely than White Americans to complete an AD. This pilot study investigated the feasibility and efficacy of a church-based intervention to increase knowledge and behavior change related to AD among Chinese and Vietnamese Americans. This study utilized a single group pre- and post-intervention design with 174 participants from 4 churches. Domain assessed: demographics; AD-related knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and intentions; AD completion; and conversations with a healthcare proxy. Data were analyzed using Chi square and multiple logistic regression techniques. We observed significant increases in participants' AD-related knowledge, intentions, and a gain in supportive beliefs and attitudes about AD, resulting in 71.8 % AD completion, and 25.0 % having had a proxy conversation. Providing culturally-tailored intervention and step-by-step guidance can help to achieve significant changes in AD related knowledge and behavior in AA church goers.
  • Chinese culture and Christianity

    Princeton Theological Seminary Library; Stewart, James Livingstone (New York : Fleming H. Revell company, 1926-01-01)
    316 pages : 21 cm

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