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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom (7)

With the loss of their religious meetings, their halal food, and their freedom to run small businesses, some felt there was nothing left of their Hui identity. But others took another approach.

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Editorial ⋅ Joann Pittman

Loving the Liuxuesheng (留学生)

From the desk of the guest editor.

Lead Article ⋅ Stacey Bieler

American Friendships with Chinese Students, 1847–1930

Bieler traces the history of the first Chinese students who came to study in the US. She details both the difficulties they faced at times from both China and the US, as well as the positive influence they have had in both nations.

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ZGBriefs | October 14, 2021

Changing China: How Xi's 'common prosperity' may impact the world (October 9, 2021, BBC) One of the most visible consequences of common prosperity has been the refocusing of corporate China's priorities to the domestic market.

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ZGBriefs | October 7, 2021

Hammered by Blackouts, China’s Rust Belt Grinds Down (October 5, 2021, Sixth Tone) Since September, high coal costs and inflexible electricity prices have caused shortages that forced local governments to implement rolling blackouts for energy-intensive industries.

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ZGBriefs | September 30, 2021

China’s Housing Bubble Puts All Other Housing Bubbles to Shame (September 27, 2021, Bloomberg) Pyramid scheme, house of cards, Jenga tower with half the pieces missing, intoxicated teenager on stilts.

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ZGBriefs | September 23, 2021

Can I travel to mainland China? A guide to entry restrictions, documents, and vaccination and testing requirements (September 17, 2021, South China Morning Post) The measures look set to continue despite the potential long-term economic impact and the nation’s plans to host international events including the Winter Olympics. Here is what you need to know about China’s latest entry restrictions.

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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom (7)

Hui and the Cultural Revolution

With the loss of their religious meetings, their halal food, and their freedom to run small businesses, some felt there was nothing left of their Hui identity. But others took another approach.

Blog Entries

Glory to God All the Earth

Songs of the St. Louis Jesuits in Chinese

Worship music in Chinese to strengthen and encourage your soul.

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Exploring the Academic Field of Chinese Christianity

When the academy and the field work together, a mutually enriching process of action and reflection emerges that strengthens mind, body, and spirit, both as individuals and as a community.

Chinese Church Voices

China’s Aging Population and the Church

Part of the impact of the pandemic in Yangzhou was felt among the elderly gathering in mahjong halls. This has prompted the Christian Times to consider the ways that the elderly are spending their free time and how the church might contribute positively to their well-being.

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I Was All Prepared to Share—Or So I Thought!

Being prepared to share what I believe is a vital part of my spiritual wellbeing; here is an important tool for being prepared and knowing when others are prepared to hear.

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5 Prayer Resources for China

There is much to pray about when it comes to China and churches in China, but sometimes it’s hard to know specifically how to prayer. These resources will help.

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Grappling with Multiple Identities

When faced with various identities in a complicated world, how might Christians understand and respond to potential conflicts?

Chinese Church Voices

We Are in the Lord’s Care

The Testimony of a New Mother

As her life and the life of her new-born daughter are threatened, a new mother recognizes that their lives are in God’s hands, and she can trust him.

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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom (6)

From Warlords to Communists (1913–1949 and Beyond)

Newfound solidarity: China became a republic, Hui warlords enforced a new Islamic reform movement, and an innovative minzu policy gave the Hui official status as a minority nationality.

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The Importance of Praying for the Work

A Pamphlet from 1910

Excerpts from a pamphlet from an earlier era selected to encourage new generations of readers to persevere in prayer on behalf of the work in China and around the globe.

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Christianity and the State—Dispelling a Myth

Embedded in today’s evangelical China narratives, particularly the narrative of the persecuted church, is the assumption that regime change will inevitably bring about greater openness for the gospel in China. But is that what Chinese history tells us?

Chinese Church Voices

Churches Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival

Last week Chinese communities throughout China and abroad celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival, eating mooncakes and admiring the full harvest moon. China Christian Daily tells of three churches that joined the celebrations during the month.

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Christian Women and Modern China

A Book Review

Often the chronicling of China’s mission history features Protestant missionaries with brief mentions of Chinese co-workers. Readers familiar with this history can list numerous foreigners who contributed to the growth of China’s church. But they are probably not familiar with most of the women highlighted in this book.

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Sunday School in China

Being a Christian in China is never easy, leading our children to Jesus is even harder. During the pandemic, Sunday school for kids faced a variety of challenges.

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Concerns of Cross-Cultural Workers from China

Ever wonder how cross-cultural workers from China evaluate themselves or their fellow workers? Would the issues be the same as workers from other locations?

Chinese Church Voices

Caring for Orphans: An Interview (2)

Chinese Canadian Margaret MacNeil’s gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics has drawn attention to international adoptions from China and to China’s orphans. Here we repost an interview with a Chinese Christian woman who left a corporate job to care for disabled orphans.

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