Chinese Art & the Gospel: From the Tang Dynasty to Today

July 1, 2024 - July 5, 2024
Dates: July 1, 2024 - July 5, 2024 Time: 2:00 pm for 3 hours
Regular Rate Audit Registration: $300 (early bird $285 until May 15, 2024) Continuing Education Certificate Credit: $375 (early bird $360 until May 15, 2024) Degree Credit Tuition & Registration Most Summer School courses are also available for 1.5 credits of either basic or advanced graduate degree credit. Current degree tuition rates apply, plus a $45 Registration fee (ee

PURPOSE: The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the history of Chinese Christian Art from the Tang Dynasty to the contemporary era, while also exploring the development of Chinese Church architecture. Additionally, I will share my personal journey as a Christian artist.  

Having served as a former board member of ACAA (Asian Christian Art Association) from 1998 to 2006, I will also discuss the development of localized Christian art in Asian countries during the postcolonial era. The contemporary Chinese Christian art scene, including my own artistic development, has been greatly influenced by the contextualized Christian art movement in the Asia-Pacific region.  

Through this series of lectures, I hope to provide students with a window into the history of Christian missions in China, specifically focusing on how contextualized Christian art has been used to promote the Gospel within the Chinese community from ancient times to the present. 

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