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Abbreviations Foreword and acknowledgements Part I - Introduction Chapter 1: Defining the research parameters 1. Aims and structure 2. Our sources - a word of caution 3. Geography Chapter 2: Through inculturation to ?Chinese? Christianity? 1. Accommodation and inculturation 2. Japan?s ?Hidden Christians? Chapter 3: The evolution of Chinese Christianity 1. Christian missions and popular religious culture 2. The philosophical background 3. Christianity and the Manchurian elite Part II - Late Imperial Christianity: Popular cult or alien creed? Chapter 4: Filial sons and a world of demons 1. Ancestral tablets and auspicious inscriptions 2. Interaction with other movements Chapter 5: Peasant millenarianism and Christian theology 1. Guilt, sin, universal harmony 2. Healing and black magic 3. Death and afterlife 4. Materialism and superstition - Attitudes towards religious discipline 5. Matrimony and filial duty 6. Inherited identity in Christian villages 7. Itinerant Christians, private religious practice and the interest of the state Part III - A Protective Father: Official perceptions of Christian and government action against sectarian movements Chapter 6: The philosophical basis for anti-heresy campaigns 1. The Confucian order and the importance of family ties 2. State-sanctioned orthodoxy and ?heresy? Chapter 7: Christianity as target: A chronology of state action 1. The Yongzheng Edict of 1724 2. The Qianlong and Jiaqing reigns (1736 - 1821) 3. The Adeodato affair and the persecution of 1805 4. The Persecution of 1811 and its aftermath 5. Relaxation of anti-Christian state action during the Daoguang period Chapter 8: The perplexed official: Christianity as heterodox mystery 1. The official description of heresy 2. Heretical writings Chapter 9: Christianity as internal menace 1. Between social control and official paranoia 2. Poverty and persecution 3. The state versus Christian ?heresy? Chapter 10: Christianity as alien intrusion Conclusion: Chinese Christianity and the fear of ?heresy? Appendix Bibliography 1. Primary sources 2. Monographs and articles Endnotes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
China -- Church history -- 18th century.
Church and state -- China -- History -- 18th century.
China -- Church history -- 19th century.
Church and state -- China -- History -- 19th century.