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Encountering Modernity: Christianity in East Asia and Asian America

Albert L. Park and David K. Yoo


The story of Catholicism and Protestantism in China, Japan, and Korea has been told in great detail. Less evident, however, are studies that contextualize Christianity within the larger economic, political, social, and cultural developments in each of the three countries and its diasporas. This book provides insights into Christianity’s role in the development of East Asia and as it took shape among East Asians in the United States. It brings together studies of Christianity in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan and its diasporas to expand the field through new angles of vision and interpretation ... More

Keywords: diaspora, Catholicism, Protestantism, China, Japan, Korea, Christianity, East Asia, Taiwan, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824839475
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839475.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Albert L. Park, editor
Claremont McKenna College

David K. Yoo, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

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