Launch of Online Chinese Christianity Collection

Nestorlan artifact 781, Xi'an

Nestorlan artifact 781, Xi'an

The 'Online Chinese Christianity Collection' (OCCC) has been launched by The Kingdom Business College based in Beijing, China and in Geneva, Switzerland.

This collection has more than 34,500 carefully selected full text documents on Chinese Christianity and culture and a detailed classification tree. It is the fruit of the cooperation of many leading institutions on Chinese Christianity. Two thirds of the documents are in Chinese, the others in English, German, French and others.

Contributers include: China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Beijing; Institute of Sino-Christian Studies, Hong Kong; Chung Chi College at Chinese University of Hong Kong; Fujian Theological Seminary, Fuzhou; Hong Kong Baptist University; Nanjing Union Theological Seminary; Yale Divinity School at Yale University; China Information Desk, Hamburg, Germany; China-Zentrum St Augustin, Germany; Sino-Western Studies, Finland; Foundation of Theological Education in South-East Asia (FTESEA) and Open Access Repositories (OAI)

Christianity was first brought to China and India by the Nestorian sect, based in Persia, in the 7th century. They sent missionaries to Central Asia where the community thrived for several hundred years until it was virtually wiped out. Roman Catholicism first came to China in 1294 with Franciscan missionaries led by St John of Montecorvino. The first Protestant missionaries arrived in 1807.

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