Chloe Starr

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Associate Professor of Asian Christianity and Theology; DGS, East Asian Studies
409 Prospect St, S-209, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Asian Theology; Chinese Literature and Theology; Chinese Christian Scriptures
China, Transregional, Southeast Asia


EAST 900

Master's Thesis

Directed reading and research on a topic approved by the DGS and advised by a faculty member (by arrangement) with expertise or specialized competence in the chosen field. Readings and research are done in preparation for the required master’s thesis.

Term: Spring 2019
EAST 910

Independent Study

By arrangement with faculty and with approval of the DGS.

Term: Spring 2019
REL 941

Chinese and Japanese Christian Literature

What effect did Christianity have on modern Chinese literature, if any, and what sort of Christianity emerges from Chinese Christian literature? Is Endo Shusaku the only Japanese Christian writer (and does Martin Scorsese’s film do justice to his novel Silence)? This course traces the development of a Christian literature in China and Japan from late Imperial times to the end of the twentieth century, with particular focus on the heyday (in China) of the 1920s and ’30s, and on the Japanese side, on Endo’s postwar novels. Using texts available in English, the class examines how Christian ideas and metaphors permeated the literary—and revolutionary—imagination in East Asia. The influence of Christianity on literature came directly through the Bible and church education, and indirectly through translated European and Western literature, but it is rarely clearly in evidence. The course tests the aesthetic visions and construction of the human being in the early Republic, among Japanese samurai in Mexico, and in the martyrs of Nagasaki.

Term: Spring 2019
Day/Time: T 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM