A New History of Christianity in China
June 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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“These praiseworthy books from Bays and Phan will enhance their readers’ understanding of the manifold Christianities of China and Asia as well as of the global history of east-west relations.” (Journal
of Ecclesiastical History, 1 January 2013)
“This is an excellent text for both undergraduate classes and more advanced scholars of the subject, and even the well-read scholar of Chinese Christianity will find here helpful reminders, a driving n arrative line, and Bays’ confident, collegial voice guiding them toward future research on topics that could not fit fully into this concise volume.” (Social Sciences and Missions 25, 2012)
“Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries.” (Choice, 1 April 2012)
“Daniel Bays succeeds in bringing the story of Christianity to scholars and readers in terested in China and the story of China to Christians and others fascinated by global Christianity.” (EMQ, 2012)"A New History of Christianity of China provides an expert overview and reinterpretation of a complex and often-confusing subject." (Asian Review, 26 February 2012)
"This short, erudite, and accessible history of Chinese Christianity is set to become the best introduction available." (Church Times, 6 January 2012)
"Given the scholarly quality and historical timeliness of Bays's work, A New History of Christianity in China is an invaluable resource for any student of Chinese Christianity or any missionary desiring to serve the church there." (Themelios, 2011)
“I've really learned a lot from A New History of Christianity in China … Bays is one of the leading scholars in the field and gives us an accessible, compact book … This is a riveting history and Bays tells it fairly and evenly.” Asia Blog (http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia)"No one has a surer grip than Daniel Bays on the complexities of the Christian experience in China. Based on the most up-to-date scholarship, Chinese as well as Western, this long-awaited account takes the story from the earliest Chinese contacts with Christianity in the Tang dynasty to the emergence of an increasingly "post-Western Christianity" in the China of the early twenty-first century. A truly groundbreaking work."
—Paul Cohen, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
"This study is a splendid culmination to Daniel Bays' life-long engagement with Chinese history. It is lucid, succinct, balanced, reader-friendly, informative, and altogether authoritative. Readers interested in solid historical treatment of the dynamic story of Christianity in China need look no further. This is THE book."
—Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame