Missionary Approaches and Linguistics in Mainland China and Taiwan

Missionary Approaches and Linguistics in Mainland China and Taiwan

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This book offers a series of attempts at analyzing the place of Christianity in traditional Chinese society from the different sociological, historical, theological and philological approaches. It is based on papers and discussions from the sixth international conference on Church activities in Qing and early Republican China (Verbiest Foundation, Leuven, 1998). Scholars like von Collani, Criveller, Walravens and Wiest established already a well-deserved reputation with a series of previous publications in the field. Their articles in this volume on the position of women in the Chinese Catholic community, the shifting Jesuit methodology, Jesuit apologetics and the direct sources of the Qiqi tushou are fine examples of fundamental research. Equally interesting are the papers of the scholars Heuschert-Laage, Kollmar-Paulenz, Pang and Stary. They throw an interesting light on the Manchu-Mongolian aspect of the history of the Chinese Catholic Church. Special attention must also be given to the studies on Taiwan by Borao, Heylen and Heyns. Taiwan is a region relatively unknown to the Western sinological public. From the Church historian's point of view however it is a highly interesting place because it was the first place in the Chines world where Protestantism and Catholicism coexisted. The historical framework of the studies in this volume is mainly the seventeenth century. Although this volume is not a comprehensive treatment of the Christian mission in Ming and Qing China, it brings together studies that illuminate the manner in which the Christian missionariesa€”Protestants and Catholics alikea€”developed different methods to realize their communal ideal of qthe Kingdom of God on Earthq.We assume that all the deer caught by licensed Chinese snare-hunters were collected by the Dutch. One could then make the following equation. x = Number of deer captured by the aborigines. y = Number of deer captured by a Chinese hunter holding a snare-license for one month. ... We also can conclude that one Chinese hunter licensed to use snares could catch up to 36 (y=35.8) deer a month. Thusanbsp;...

Title:Missionary Approaches and Linguistics in Mainland China and Taiwan
Author:Ferdinand Verbiest Foundation
Publisher:Leuven University Press - 2001-01-01


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