Friday, January 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
Jennings Hall, room 140 (1735 Neil Avenue)
Part of the Institute for Chinese Studies "Understanding China -- Its Roots and New Frontiers" Lecture Series
“The Christian Century of South China: Recasting the Conversionary Process in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province”
This talk addresses the localization of Christianity in the Chaozhou-speaking region of Guangdong Province. It draws on archival materials and fieldwork to explore how rural Christians integrated Euro-American denominational churches into the lineage society, how they Christianized genealogies and ritual practices, and how they formed transnational ties to cope with changes in modern China.
Joseph Tse-Hei Lee is Professor of History at Pace University in New York. He authored The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860—1900 (New York, 2003; Chinese edition, 2010), and co-edited Marginalization in China: Recasting Minority Politics (New York, 2009) and China’s Rise to Power: Conceptions of State Governance (New York, 2012). His current research focuses on the intersection of faith and politics in modern China.
Co-sponsors: Department of History