Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion (review)

Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion (review) Reviews available data, including tribute missions, would have been helpful. Important themes, such as the Chinese world order, are only briefly alluded to. A central theme is lacking. But the specialist will want to consult this book if only for the wealth of its reference sources, despite the absence of a full bibliography. George Modelski George Modelski is a professor of political science emeritus at the University of Washington. He recently co-edited World System History: The Social Science of Long-term Change (Routledge, 2000). Eric Reinders. Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2004. xvi, 266 pp. Hardcover 49.95, isbn 0­520­ 247­. In an address to the overseas mission agencies of the major U.S. church denominations more than three decades ago, John King Fairbank (who saw foreign intervention in China as not necessarily a bad thing) claimed that "[t]he American contribution to modern Chinese life in the full century from the 830's to the 940's is a very ramified and fascinating story of cultural-social contact. Influence was plainly two way." The understanding of the missionary presence and the Chinese response to it was, according to Fairbank, "highly http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion (review)

China Review International, Volume 12 (1) – Dec 6, 2005

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Reviews available data, including tribute missions, would have been helpful. Important themes, such as the Chinese world order, are only briefly alluded to. A central theme is lacking. But the specialist will want to consult this book if only for the wealth of its reference sources, despite the absence of a full bibliography. George Modelski George Modelski is a professor of political science emeritus at the University of Washington. He recently co-edited World System History: The Social Science of Long-term Change (Routledge, 2000). Eric Reinders. Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2004. xvi, 266 pp. Hardcover 49.95, isbn 0­520­ 247­. In an address to the overseas mission agencies of the major U.S. church denominations more than three decades ago, John King Fairbank (who saw foreign intervention in China as not necessarily a bad thing) claimed that "[t]he American contribution to modern Chinese life in the full century from the 830's to the 940's is a very ramified and fascinating story of cultural-social contact. Influence was plainly two way." The understanding of the missionary presence and the Chinese response to it was, according to Fairbank, "highly

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