Salt and Light, Volume 1: More Lives of Faith That Shaped Modern China

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556359842
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Series: Studies in Chinese Christianity Series
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (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

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Carol Lee Hamrin Stacey Bieler 1

1 Rong Hong: Visionary for a New China Stacey Bieler 13

2 Tang Guo'an: Pioneering China's Rights Recovery Movement Carol Lee Hamrin 30

3 Shi Meiyu: An "Army of Women" in Medicine Connie Shemo 50

4 Fan Zimei: Between Tradition and Modernity Fuk-Tsang Ying 64

5 Ding Shujing: The YWCA Pathway for China's "New Women" Elizabeth A. Littell-Lamb 79

6 Mei Yiqi: University President in Wartime Stacey Bieler 98

7 Lin Quiaozhi: The Steady Pulse of a Quiet Faith Guowei Wright 114

8 Wei Zhuomin: Bridging National Culture and World Values Peter Tze Ming Ng 133

9 Wu Yifang: Abundant Life in Training Women for Service Mary Jo Waelchli 152

10 Yan Yangchu: Reformer with a Heart for the Village Stacey Bieler 171

Timeline 191

Notes 197

Contributors 227

Sources of Illustrations 231

Index of Names and Subjects 233

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