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“The Promises and Perils of Christianity in China: A Historical Perspective” with Faculty Candidate Xi Lian

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0012 Westbrook
jnorris@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3529

Xi Lian, a candidate for the open faculty position in world Christianity at Duke Divinity School, will present a public lecture on “The Promises and Perils of Christianity in China: A Historical Perspective.”

Lian is a professor of history at Hanover College in Indiana and also an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. He teaches East Asian History and specializes in Modern China.

The author of Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China published in 2010, Lian is the recipient of the “Christianity Today 2011 Book Award” and the Chinese Historians in the United States “Award for Academic Excellence." His other works include The Conversion of Missionaries: Liberalism in American Protestant Missions in China, 1907-1932.