Visions of Salvation: Chinese Christian Posters in an Age of Revolution

  • Starts: 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • Ends: 9:30 pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Between 1919 and 1949, posters were the most common Christian visual imagery in China. They were printed by the millions and hung in tea rooms, on city walls, and on temple gates. Posters were put up in houses and churches; they were unfolded for street evangelism. They were extremely popular because they were aesthetically pleasing, symbolically rich, yet easy to understand. Unlike theological treatises written by Chinese theologians, these images were designed by laypeople and intended for popular consumption. In this lecture, Daryl Ireland (Boston University) will showcase some of the 700 Chinese Protestant and Catholic posters he has located, and explain why they are changing the way we think about Chinese Christianity. This event will be held at Wheaton College in IL, but will also be available on Livestream. To sign up for either the physical or virtual event visit the link below.

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