Salt and Light: More Lives of Faith That Shaped Modern China

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This set includes the all three volumes of Salt and Light. ABOUT VOLUME ONE: Salt and Light presents the life stories of outstanding Chinese Christians who, as early modernizers, promoted China's nation building and moral progress in the early twentieth century. Lively anecdotes and photographs highlight the strong character of ten pioneers in the modern professions of education, medicine, journalism, and diplomacy. These professionals were motivated by faith to introduce practical social reforms and build up ...

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Overview

This set includes the all three volumes of Salt and Light. ABOUT VOLUME ONE: Salt and Light presents the life stories of outstanding Chinese Christians who, as early modernizers, promoted China's nation building and moral progress in the early twentieth century. Lively anecdotes and photographs highlight the strong character of ten pioneers in the modern professions of education, medicine, journalism, and diplomacy. These professionals were motivated by faith to introduce practical social reforms and build up China's civil society. They modeled and promoted virtues essential to social progress during the "golden age" of Chinese Protestantism. Their stories touch on themes important in today's global era: patterns of cooperation between foreign and Chinese partners, the contributions to China of Western-educated professionals, Christianity's role in furthering East-West understanding and exchanges, and the transnational nature of modern Chinese Christianity. The editors and authors articulate the importance of recovering China's Christian heritage as part of world Christianity. ABOUT VOLUME TWO: The hidden seeds of the Christian renewal in China today include the outstanding Chinese Christians in Salt and Light 2, a dozen new life stories with lively anecdotes and photographs. These reformersÊmade lasting contributions that shaped modern China. Working out of the limelight in their professions, they had quiet but powerful influenceÊonÊearly twentieth-century civil society. Motivated by their faith, they modeled essential virtues.ÊThis series helps recover a lost Christian heritage linked closely to a legacy of East-West cooperation in an earlier global era. ABOUT VOLUME THREE: In this centennial year of China's 1911 Revolution, Volume 3 in the Salt and Light series includes the life stories of influential Chinese who played a political or military role in the new Republic that emerged. Recovering this precious legacy of faith in action shows the deep roots of the revival of Christian faith in China today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610976909
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011
  • Series: Studies in Chinese Christianity Series
  • Pages: 782
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Lee Hamrin is research professor at George Mason University and a senior associate with Global China Center and author of God and Caesar in China and Decision Making in Deng's China. Stacey Bieler is author of "Patriots" or "Traitors"? A History of American-Educated Chinese Students.

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Table of Contents

List of Names: Variations and Characters for Chapter Subjects x

Note on Romanization xi

Key to Pronunciation xi

Map of China xii

Introduction Carol Lee Hamrin Stacey Bieler 1

1 Yan Yongjing and Yan Huiqing

Father and Son Bridging East and West Carol Lee Hamrin 15

2 Maxiangbo

Pioneer of Educational Reform Jean-Paul Wiest 41

3 Kuang Fuzhuo

From Coolie to Educator and Humanitarian Chi Wai Cheung 61

4 The Xu Family

A Legacy of Service Stacey Bieler 78

5 Zhou Tingxu

Early Modernist Painter and World-Class Sportsman Kazimierz Poznanski 107

6 Yin Renxian

A Light in the Darkness Wenzong Wang 123

7 Sun Mingjing And Lü Jin'ai

Pioneers of Educational Films Ying Zhu 143

8 Zhang Boling

The Making of A New Chinese Citizen John Barwick 163

Time Line 183

Notes 191

List of Contributors 225

Sources of Illustrations 229

Index 231

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