Christian Women and Modern China

Recovering a Women's History of Chinese Protestantism

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Li Ma
  • Philadelphia: 
    Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
    , January
     256 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.



Christian Women and Modern China presents a social history of women pioneers in Chinese Protestantism from the 1880s to the 2010s. The author interrupts a hegemonic framework of historical narratives by exploring formal institutions and rules as well as social networks and social norms that shape the lived experiences of women. This book achieves a more nuanced understanding about the interplays of Christianity, gender, power and modern Chinese history. It reintroduces Chinese Christian women pioneers not only to women’s history and the history of Chinese Christianity, but also to the history of global Christian mission and the global history of many modern professions, such as medicine, education, literature, music, charity, journalism, and literature.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Li Ma is a social historian and research fellow affiliated with Calvin University.



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