Protestantism and the Making of Modern China


The evangelistic, educational, medical, and social work of Protestant missions and Christian churches since the nineteenth century has been central to the emergence of modern China. This course is a search for historical understanding of the varied and vital contributions of Protestantism to Chinese modernity. The stories explored in this course will shed light on the transformative power of (primarily American) Protestant work overseas and on the various ways in which fundamental changes in modern China—from education reform to the intro of Western medicine and journalism to women's rights and the general search for civil society—were connected to the development of Protestant Christianity.
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring