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The Vital Role of Chinese Women in Evangelism

[T]he story of Christianity in China cannot be told without acknowledging the female evangelists and pastors who built the Chinese church.

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Summer 2022 Issue

ChinaSource Quarterly

The Chinese Diaspora in New Zealand

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Editorial ⋅ Peter Anderson

Packing a Punch!

From the desk of the guest editor.

Lead Article ⋅ Stuart Vogel

An Overview of the History of Chinese Christian Communities in New Zealand

Vogel describes the history of Christian mission and ministry among the Chinese in New Zealand. He tells us what has been accomplished in the past, what the present situation is, and new areas of challenge that have emerged.

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ZGBriefs | August 4, 2022

Confucius through Christian Eyes: Kenneth Scott Latourette and Charles E. Farhadian (August 2, 2022, Global China Center) Whether Confucianism is, or has ever been, a religion is a consideration that has been hotly debated for centuries, with evidence for and against its religious nature presented by those who answer either “Yes” or “No.”

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ZGBriefs | July 28, 2022

China approves Genuine Biotech's HIV drug for COVID patients (July 25, 2022, Reuters) The availability of effective COVID vaccines and treatments is crucial in laying the groundwork for China's potential pivoting from its "dynamic COVID zero" policy, which aims to eliminate every outbreak - however small - and relies on mass testing and strict quarantining.

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ZGBriefs | July 21, 2022

What inflation? China’s peppercorn purveyors are feeling the heat (July 15, 2022, The New York Times) (subscription required) The Sichuan peppercorns are ripe here in southwestern China, with a spicy, minty fragrance emanating from the rows of scrubby trees.

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ZGBriefs | July 14, 2022

China’s Top 10 Most Livable Cities, According to Chinese Youth (July 9, 2022, Radii China) Last week, China’s biggest lifestyle platform Xiaohongshu published a study revealing the factors that impact young Chinese people’s decisions on where to live in the country. Changsha, a city in Central China known for its underground scene, tops the list.

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The Vital Role of Chinese Women in Evangelism

[T]he story of Christianity in China cannot be told without acknowledging the female evangelists and pastors who built the Chinese church.

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A Conversation from Down Under

3 Questions Video Interview with Peter Anderson

Learn more about the Chinese diaspora in New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands with Peter Anderson, editor of the spring 2022 issue of ChinaSource Quarterly and our own Joann Pittman.

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No Need to Pack for a Dream Trip to China

Travel to China may be difficult, but we can still dream. If you could pick six Chinese cities to visit, where would you go?

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Chinese Christian History 101

Darkest Before the Dawn: A Book Review

Anyone looking for a brief overview of Chinese Christian history should check out Richard Cook’s Darkest Before the Dawn. In addition to orienting readers to the major events of Christian missions in China, there is an extensive bibliography for further reading.

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Is the Door Slowly Opening?

In recent weeks there have been encouraging (even exciting to some) signs that the door to China is beginning to open, just a crack.

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A COVID-Fatigue Antidote

Wherever you are in this (third) summer of pandemic, may the Lord make his face to shine upon you.

Chinese Church Voices

Three Trends in the Post-Pandemic Church in China (2)

“More small groups, more household-oriented, and more online.”

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A Visit to Shaoshan and What I’ll Not Forget

Many Chinese see Mao Zedong as a hero, while many Westerners see him as anything but. However, to understand China's new era, we must try to understand why the Chinese people continue to honor Mao and his legacy.

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Summer Watch List

A Film Review Roundup

Six brilliant Chinese films for you to stream inside where it’s cool on hot summer days.

Chinese Church Voices

Three Trends in the Post-Pandemic Church in China (1)

“More small groups, more household-oriented, and more online.”

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Ascension

A Film Review

What does it mean to pursue the “Chinese Dream”? And how can those of us who watch a film like Ascension move away from judgement and toward understanding and compassion for people struggling to achieve their dream?

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Yinchuan!

You can find Hui people in many provinces in China but most live in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous region in northwestern China. Yinchuan is the capital city of Ningxia.

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Faith and Science in Dialogue among Chinese Christians

Using science as an evangelization tool has a long history in China, and today’s Chinese Christians engage in robust conversation with faith and science.

Chinese Church Voices

The Problem of Succession

An interview with a young pastor in central China.

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A Superlative Sabbath

In all our discussions on what to sing or study, when and where to meet and for how long, to have snacks or not, who was to teach—there was never a thought of not meeting.

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Webinar Recording: “Where Are the Churches in China? And Why?”

The recording of this recent lecture is now available along with additional resources.

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