Monday, March 26, 2007

CFP: Christianity and China, J of Amer-E Asian Relations

Here's a fascinating topic combining Christianity with foreign affairs in a key global location:


H-ASIA March 25, 2007

Call for Articles: Special Issue of Journal of American-East Asian Relations
From: "Dong Wang"

Call for Submissions for a Special Issue of the Journal of American-East Asian Relations

"Christianity in China as an Issue in the History of United States-China Relations"

The Journal of American-East Asian Relations publishes cutting-edge academic articles on trans-pacific international relations with a world-wide readership in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Contributions are sought from scholars in all fields of the social sciences and humanities for a special issue of the Journal, entitled "Christianity in China as an Issue in the History of United States-China Relations."

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Inquiries and manuscripts should be sent to the Guest Editor of the
special issue by December 1, 2007:

Dong Wang (Guest Editor and Associate Editor of the Journal of
American-East Asian Relations)

Gordon College

Friday, March 16, 2007

Esther as Taiwanese Opera

A Taiwanese opera group has decided to stage the Jewish tale of Esther from the Christian Bible using Taiwanese opera.

A rare combination of traditional Taiwanese opera and orchestral music with the Bible story of Queen Esther will be presented by Yage Theater at Taipei City Hall's playhouse at 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Yage Theater and Everlight Chemical Industrial Co. have invited senior citizens from five elderly homes to join the general public for the performances.

The play, titled "Palace Walls", is a musical about Queen Esther presented in the form of Taiwanese opera accompanied by orchestral music.

"Palace Walls" will depict the invisible walls erected with greediness in people's hearts and minds under the mounting pressure of modern life.

Executives of Yage Theater said the performances will not only be presented in an entirely new form of intermingled Eastern and Western arts, but they will also shed light on how people may exercise self-reflection and help jointly build harmony in the society.

The audiences invited to the performances will include current residents of five elderly homes in Taipei City, including the Taipei Municipal Guang Chih Care Home and the Shilin Old People Care Center, as well as elderly institutions in Datong, Xinyi and Songshan districts.

Yage Theater expects the performances will help spread the love of God to all corners of society, including the unprivileged sections.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Revving up for Action

Watch this space. I'll be posting soon.