BJ Arthur

BJ Arthur (pseudonym) has lived in China for many years and was in Beijing in June 1989.

Blog Entries

Rickshaw Boy

A Book Review

Can poverty rob a man of his soul? Can betrayal by the things you love most break the constraints of the God-given conscience and society’s mores? Rickshaw Boy challenges the reader with these wrenching considerations. Though set in a bygone era in a culture that has since been transformed by globalization, Lao She speaks to us clearly—perhaps even more so than to his contemporaries.

Book Reviews

Chinese Students Return Home—To What?

Bieler shines a spotlight on the reception experienced by Chinese students as they settled back into their home locations. The story of these students educated in the US between 1850 and 1930 and the difficulties they faced is aptly and entertainingly told in this book.

Blog Entries

John Song: Modern Chinese Christianity and the Making of a New Man

A Book Review

"A colorfully descriptive and meticulously documented" biography of John Song.

Supporting Article

“The Spirit in Fire and Wind”

An Opportunity for Silent Artists to Converse

In the spring of 2019, ten of China’s highly respected Christian artists gathered at Purdue University to freely display and discuss their work with each other and a fascinated public. Only now is art being encouraged in the church, but this connectedness of art and faith is providing a refuge for artists in this increasingly difficult time.

ChinaSource Quarterlies

A Song in the Night

Chinese Christian Art as Sower, Sustainer, and Disseminator of a Faith Immured
Vol. 21, No. 4

Winter 2019

Editorials

Art—a Pathway to the Heart, Soul, and Mind

A word from the guest editor . . .

Supporting Article

When Will “Messiah” Return . . . to Beijing?

In 2001, Handel’s Messiah was performed in Beijing’s Forbidden City conducted by Timothy Su Wenxing (苏文星 ), a Christian. When he took the podium, he displayed a public manifestation of faith seldom seen in the PRC. When will Handel’s Messiah again be performed in China?

Blog Entries

When Meridians Guide Needles Not Ships

All that the layman could ever want to know about the historical development and philosophical roots of both Chinese and Western medicine in a condensed and readable form: that is Dr. Pak-Wah Lai’s gift to the readers of The Dao of Healing

Blog Entries

Sinicization: China Only for the Chinese

Sinicization attempts to close the Chinese mind to all that is not CCP-approved and to once again shut the window on the world.

Book Reviews

Be Amazed, Encouraged, and Challenged for Under $10

A Book Review

This concise volume on the life of Morrison challenges with the description of the difficulties he overcame and the prolific amount of translation work he achieved.