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A Sinicized World Religion?: Chinese Christianity at the Contemporary Moment of Globalization

School of Philosophy & Institute of the Study of Buddhism and Religious Theory, Renmin University of China, 5/F Renwen Building, Beijing 100872, China
Religions 2019, 10(8), 459; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10080459
Received: 17 July 2019 / Revised: 29 July 2019 / Accepted: 30 July 2019 / Published: 1 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Developments in Christianity in China)
This essay explores the rise of Protestant Christianity at the contemporary stage of China’s globalization as a unique social and cultural phenomenon. Globalization can be seen as not only a homogenization process in political and economic terms, but also a process in which religious ideas and moral principles spread around the world. While in an earlier phase of globalization lack of Christianity was once constructed as a moral argument to ban Chinese migration to the Christian West, in the current context of China’s aggressive business outreach and mass emigration Christianity has become a vital social force and moral resource in binding Chinese merchants and traders in diaspora. By linking the rise of a sinicized version of Christianity in secular Europe with China’s present-day business globalization, I hope to suggest a new transnational framework for studying Chinese Christianity, which has often been examined in the nation-based political context of church-state relations, and for rethinking it beyond the static, decontextualized system of world religions. View Full-Text
Keywords: Chinese Christianity; Chinese Diaspora; transnational religion; migrant entrepreneurship; globalization; Europe; Christian mission Chinese Christianity; Chinese Diaspora; transnational religion; migrant entrepreneurship; globalization; Europe; Christian mission
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