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Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Eric Reinders

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

To the Victorians, the Chinese were invariably “inscrutable”. The meaning and provenance of this impression—and, most importantly, its workings in nineteenth-century Protestant missionary encounters ... More


Foreign Bodies

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter comments on Western missionaries' accounts of China and its people. It explains that though individual Chinese were described in positive terms, especially if they were converted, China ... More


Socialist Surrealism: Representing Life in the Forms of Life Itself

Evgeny Dobrenko

in Late Stalinism: The Aesthetics of Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300198478
eISBN:
9780300252842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198478.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter analyzes how the masses' and individual's experience were refashioned, and the view of the world was structured in postwar Soviet art. It describes the complexes and traumas of the ... More


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