CFP: "Bridging cultures: China and Missions". _Social Sciences and Missions_ (Leiden: Brill)
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Call for Papers
BRIDGING CULTURES: CHINA AND MISSIONS
Margo S. Gewurtz, York University (Toronto) and
Kathleen L. Lodwick, Pennsylvania State University (Lehigh Valley)
After a long period of neglect, recent decades have seen the emergence of empirically grounded and often interdisciplinary approaches to a reconstruction and
reevaluation of the historical and intracultural significance of the missionary experience in China. Biographies of leading figures, studies of the home base and
the emergence of this multi-national corporate organization, diplomacy and foreign policy, individual mission histories, the role of women and most recently attempts to
map the “Chinese face” of Christianity have all contributed to a more sophisticated and dialogic understanding of missions in China.
This Special Issue of Social Sciences and Missions (Leiden: Brill) seeks to extend this effort by presenting innovative interdisciplinary scholarship on the bicultural nature of the largest of all the mission efforts of the nineteenth and
twentieth centuries. We seek essays that explore the missionary enterprise in China after 1800 from the perspective of cross-cultural bridging and encounters with the Other, that emphasize the dual and interconnected impact on both host and receiving societies. Studies of missionary kids, native Christianity, museums and collectors, translators and scholars are especially welcome.
Contributors should send a 250 word abstract either to Margo Gewurtz, (), or Katleen Lodwick (), by 30 September 2010. Texts may be in French or in English. If the proposal is accepted, a
first draft of the paper will be due by 30 April for submission to referees. Essays should be between 10'000 and 15'000 words in length including footnotes.
For detailed instructions and a style sheet, see the following website: http://www.brill.nl/AuthorsInstructions/SSM.pdf
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