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Second-Generation Chinese Youth—Kiwi and American

A reader discusses the similar challenges faced by second generation Chinese youth in the US and New Zealand. He concludes with an overview of strategies that might help Kiwi churches minister to the needs of their second generation.

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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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Second-Generation Chinese Youth—Kiwi and American

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A reader discusses the similar challenges faced by second generation Chinese youth in the US and New Zealand. He concludes with an overview of strategies that might help Kiwi churches minister to the needs of their second generation.

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