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East Syriac Christianity in Mongol-Yuan China by Li Tang (review)

East Syriac Christianity in Mongol-Yuan China by Li Tang (review) China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 3, 2011 Li Tang. East Syriac Christianity in Mongol-Yuan China. Orientalia Biblica et Christiana, vol. 18. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2011. xvii, 169 pp. Hardcover $58.00, isbn 978-3-447-06580-1, issn 0946-5065. It is a great pleasure to have in our hands a volume entirely devoted to East Syriac Christianity in Mongol-Yuan China. This subject has been quite neglected so far. Historical research on Christianity in China commonly focuses on Catholic, and mainly Jesuit, missions in the late Ming to early Qing period or on the Protestant missionary endeavors in modern China. From the perspective of theological or religious studies, research on the history of East Syriac Christianity is still a small discipline in the academic world. As the author appropriately remarks in the preface to the book, "the historical and theological attention given to this subject weighs far less than the impact, which Syrian Christianity has had in history and the rich cultural-religious relics and heritage it has left behind" (p. xv). In the last twenty years, however, research on East Syriac Christianity in Central and Eastern Asia has grown in academic circles both in the West and in the East (China and Japan). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

East Syriac Christianity in Mongol-Yuan China by Li Tang (review)

China Review International , Volume 18 (3) – Oct 1, 2011

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China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 3, 2011 Li Tang. East Syriac Christianity in Mongol-Yuan China. Orientalia Biblica et Christiana, vol. 18. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2011. xvii, 169 pp. Hardcover $58.00, isbn 978-3-447-06580-1, issn 0946-5065. It is a great pleasure to have in our hands a volume entirely devoted to East Syriac Christianity in Mongol-Yuan China. This subject has been quite neglected so far. Historical research on Christianity in China commonly focuses on Catholic, and mainly Jesuit, missions in the late Ming to early Qing period or on the Protestant missionary endeavors in modern China. From the perspective of theological or religious studies, research on the history of East Syriac Christianity is still a small discipline in the academic world. As the author appropriately remarks in the preface to the book, "the historical and theological attention given to this subject weighs far less than the impact, which Syrian Christianity has had in history and the rich cultural-religious relics and heritage it has left behind" (p. xv). In the last twenty years, however, research on East Syriac Christianity in Central and Eastern Asia has grown in academic circles both in the West and in the East (China and Japan).

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Published: Oct 1, 2011

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