Reshaping the Boundaries : the Christian Intersection of China and the West in the Modern Era
Reshaping the Boundaries: The Christian Intersection of China and the West in the Modern Era brings new material and new insights to deepen our understanding of the multilayered, two-way flow of words, beliefs, and experiences between the West and China from 1600 to 1900. The seven essays taken together illustrate the complex reality of boundary-crossing interactions between these cultures and document how hybrid ideas, images, and identities emerged in both China and the West. By focusing on "in-betweenness," these essays challenge the existing Eurocentric assumption of a simple one-way cultural flow, with Western missionaries transmitting and the Chinese receiving.
Hong Kong University Press