Sacred webs: the social lives and networks of Minnan Protestants, 1840s-1920s
Ireland, Daryl R.
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Citation (published version)Daryl R Ireland. 2018. "Sacred Webs: The Social Lives and Networks of Minnan Protestants, 1840s-1920s." Journal of Chinese Religions, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp. 90 - 92. https://doi.org/10.1080/0737769x.2018.1436018
In Sacred Webs, historian Chris White demonstrates how Chinese Protestants in Minnan, or the southern half of Fujian Province, fractured social ties and constructed and utilized new networks through churches, which served as nodes linking individuals into larger Protestant communities. Through analyzing missionary archives, local church reports, and available Chinese records, Sacred Webs depicts Christianity as a Chinese religion and Minnan Protestants as laying claim to both a Christian faith and a Chinese cultural heritage.