a Harmonious Chord
Missionaries and Chinese-style Buildings, 1911-1949 / Jeffrey
W. Cody, Dept. of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
important study on Chinese Church architecture and its development.
Mr. Cody examines the missionary effort to construct churches,
schools, and other buildings that were a compromise of indigenous
designs with modern needs, and the difficulty of satisfying these
ends. Details include the Church of Our Savior, Shanghai (1918),
Seminary of Suwanfu (1932), Cathedral Church of Our Saviour, Beijing
(1914), Jinling (Ginling) College for Women, St. John’s
University Science Building (1920), Chinese YMCA (1923), and Union
Missions Building (1924).
Yingzao Fashi Project
An important component in the study of Chinese architecture is
the manual Yingzao fashi, by Li Jie, 1035-1110. This
site, sponsored by the Architecture Dept. of the Chinese University
of Hong Kong, uses computer models to study and teach 12th-century
Chinese wood-frame architecture, which is described in detail
in the government building manual, Yingzao fashi (Building
Method), published in 1103. Information on this site compliments
the site on foreign missionaries and Chinese style building (above).
Christian Missions in China, 635 - 1550 AD/Esha Emmanuel Tamras
Examination of the Syro-Chaldean (Nestorian) Monument of Xi’anfu
erected in 781, compiled from older references.
of Christianity in China:
Church in China / Henri Cordier, Transcribed by M. Donohue.
Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. III (1908, 2002).
Dated but still useful account of Christianity in China from the
Tang Dynasty to 1900. In addition ot Roman Catholic and Protestant
missions, citation includes a historical examination of Jews in
China, Islam, and Russian Ecclesiastical Mission
Rome went to China
A section of the exhibition “Rome Reborn: the Vatican
Library & Renaissance Culture” held at the Library
of Congress, January 8-April 30, 1993. On display are maps and
text by Aleni, Schall, Boym, Ricci, de Ursis, Verbiest, Varo,
and Couplet, with accompanying explanations.
from the Chinese Rites Controversy
at providing Western audiences with the latest information about
the development of Christianity in China, information is obtained
from sources that include the China Christian Council (CCC) and
its many branches of local churches. The site contains archived
issues of China Church News, Devotions & Sermons, China Contours,
and China Theological Review. Management performed by the Christian
Leadership Exchange (CLE).
Christian Internet Mission
Bibles and Bible study, access to online Christian journals, the
Chinese Christian Online Library, Chinapeixun.org, Chinese Christian
and Bible Study:
Bibles: English Interlinear, King James, Basic English, Chinese
Union (in both traditional and simplified Chinese), versions and
study tools. Bibles in both web viewable form and as downloadable