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Henrietta Harrison, The Missionary's Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village, 2013-6

Author: Henrietta Harrison 

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 2013-6

ISBN: 9780520273122

This book tells the story of a Chinese village that has been Catholic since the seventeenth century, drawing direct connections between its history, the globalizing church, and the nation. Harrison recounts the popular folk tales of merchants and peasants who once adopted Catholic rituals and teachings for their own purposes, only to find themselves in conflict with the orthodoxy of Franciscan missionaries arriving from Italy. Harrison’s in-depth study provides a rare insight into villager experiences during the Socialist Education Movement and Cultural Revolution, as well as the growth of Christianity in China in recent years. She makes the compelling argument that Catholic practice in the village, rather than adopting Chinese forms in a gradual process of acculturation, has in fact become increasingly similar to those of Catholics in other parts of the world. Professor James L. Watson reviewed that, “Harrison has written an ethnographic history that will be a model for future researchers.”

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