Syriac Christianity in China

Authored by: Hidemi Takahashi

The Syriac World

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138899018
eBook ISBN: 9781315708195
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Syriac Christianity has had a significant presence in China under the rule of the Tang Dynasty (618–907) and under the rule of the Mongols, who began their conquest of the core areas of China in the first half of the thirteenth century and later founded the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). This chapter provides an outline of what we know about the history of Syriac Christianity in China, with an emphasis on the more important recent discoveries.

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