TITLE

'CULTURAL CHRISTIANS' AND THE SEARCH FOR CIVIL SOCIETY IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA

AUTHOR(S)
Xi, Lian
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Chinese Historical Review;May2013, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article traces the emergence of political and legal activism among China's Protestant elites since the turn of the twenty-first century. It explores the work and the writings of several contemporary public intellectuals and activists who have discovered in their newfound Protestant faith a sacred ground upon which they stand in opposition to the arbitrary powers of the Party-state. Other liberals such as Liu Xiaobo also see Christianity as offering guidance for both democratization and moral regeneration of Chinese society-a theme that echoes many Chinese intellectuals' response to Christianity at the birth of the Republic a century earlier.
ACCESSION #
87598314

 

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