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

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


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Salt and Light: More Lives of Faith That Shaped Modern China by Carol Lee Hamrin

This set includes the all three volumes of Salt and Light.


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.


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 reformers made lasting contributions that shaped modern China. Working out of the limelight in their professions, they had quiet but powerful influence on early twentieth-century civil society. Motivated by their faith, they modeled essential virtues. This series helps recover a lost Christian heritage linked closely to a legacy of East-West cooperation in an earlier global era.


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610976909
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Series: Studies in Chinese Christianity Series
Pages: 782
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About 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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