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: Steward 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@Purdue.edu.
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.