Christian culture 基督教文化学刊

The Inculturation of Chinese Christian Arts in the Republic of China

Author:CHU Xiaobai, Associate Professor, Shanghai East China Normal University



During the Chinese Christianity Inculturation Movement of the 1920-1930’s, many Christian paintings were produced, including the pictures in the Kung Kao Po (a Catholic newspaper in Hong Kong), icons painted by teachers and students in Fu Jen University, and the series of pictures from the Chinese Christian Evangelical Art Society. On the basis of the particular characteristics of these images, this essay attempts an artistic and theological analysis of the paintings, analyzing the intent of the painters’ efforts and the reasons why they may have failed to realize these goals. 



Christian Paintings, Inculturation, Image


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