In Memoriam: Prof. Kathleen L. Lodwick (1944–2022) – CCSG Founder and Director Emeritus

Professor Kathleen Lodwick, founder and director emeritus of the China Christianity Studies Group (CCSG) passed away unexpectedly on July 7, 2022. Her excellent scholarly work and longtime dedication to advancing Sino-Western and Sino-Mission studies not only brought this group into existence, but also served as an inspiration for many other scholars around the world. An obituary for Dr. Lodwick is here.

Lodwick's books include:

  • The Chinese Recorder Index: A Guide to Christian Missions in Asia, 1867-1941 (Rowman & Littlefield, 1986)
  • Educating the Women of Hainan: The Career of Margaret Moninger in China, 1915-1942 (University Press of Kentucky, 1995)
  • Crusaders Against Opium: Protestant Missionaries in China, 1874-1917 (University Press of Kentucky, 1996)
  • The Widow's Quest: The Byers Extraterritorial Case in Hainan, China, 1924-1925 (Lehigh University Press, 2003)
  • The Missionary Kaleidoscope: Portraits of Six China Missionaries (Eastbridge Books, 2005), co-edited with W. K. Cheng
  • How Christianity Came to China: A Brief History (Fortress Press, 2016) 
The CCSG history describes Lodwick's work in establishing this group in 1983. Her delightful conversation with CCSG director emeritus Dr. Anthony E. Clark – part of the 2020 interview series, Christianity in China: Recollections on the Field by Prominent Scholars – may be found here.




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