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Chinese Pentecostalism in the Global East

Global ReOrient:

Chinese Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements in the Global East

This symposium seeks to assess the status and characteristics of Chinese Pentecostal/charismatic movements in the “Global East” where both the economy and Christianity have been growing fast. The speakers include renowned and emerging scholars specializing in global Pentecostalism and/or Chinese Christianity. The presentations will especially focus on Chinese charismatic churches in mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and North America.

Date: October 30-31 (Wednesday-Thursday), 2013

Location: Stewart Center Room 214, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Attendance is free, but reservation is required because of the limited space and available seats.

RSVP by email to CRCS.

Please include your full name, title, affiliation, and contact information.

October 30 (Wednesday): 9:00 – 12:00; 1:30 – 5:00 pm

Allan Anderson, University of Birmingham, UK

Daniel Bays, Calvin College, Michigan

Gordon Melton, Baylor University, Texas

Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye, University of Hong Kong

Ke-hsien Huang, Northwestern University, Illinois

Sian-chin Iap, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Kim-Kwong Chan, Hong Kong Christian Council

Weng Kit Cheong, Sabah Theological Seminary, Malaysia

7:30 – 9:00 pm: Video Presentation of Chinese Pentecostal Churches in Asia

October 31 (Thursday): 9:00 – 12:00; 1:30 – 5:00 pm

Donald Miller, University of Southern California

Karrie Koesel, University of Oregon

Mark McLeister, University of Edinburgh, UK

Michael Chambon, Boston University

Hsingkuang Chao, Tunghai University, Taichong, Taiwan

Jiayin Hu, Purdue University, Indiana

Joy Tong, Indiana Wesleyan University

Pamela K. Sari, Purdue University, Indiana

Elisa Jiexia Zhai Autry, George Mason University, Virginia


Dr. Fenggang Yang, Director of Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University

Dr. Joy Tong, Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, Indiana Wesleyan University

Co-sponsors: International Programs, Religious Studies, Asian Studies, & American Studies.