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Reshaping the Boundaries: The Christian Intersection of China and the West in the Modern Era

Song Gang


This book presents extensive research on the formation and transformation of varied types of knowledge, perceptions, and representations exchanged between China and the West from 1600 to 1900. The interweaving of both Chinese and Western perspectives goes beyond the limitations of some influential theories and methodological models, e.g., the Eurocentric assumption of a simple one-way cultural flow, with Western missionaries transmitting and the Chinese receiving. Meanwhile, the book sets a framework in which the seven studies taken together uncover the distinctive feature of “in-betweenness” ... More

Keywords: China-West relation, cross-cultural encounter, boundaries of cultures, in-betweenness or hybridity, Christianity in China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9789888390557
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390557.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Song Gang, editor
University of Hong Kong

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