Kay Danielson

Kay Danielson (pseudonym) has lived and worked in China for over 25 years. She currently works in the field of cross-cultural training and consulting.

Peoples of China

House Church Attitudes towards Government Authorities

ChinaSource recently asked six leaders of house churches, in various parts of the country, about the current environment that affects their practice of religion in their location. Their responses, detailing the environment as well as their attitudes towards the local authorities and the issue of registration, are expressed in this article.

View From the Wall

Pastoring in a Registered Church

A ChinaSource interview conducted by Kay Danielson

In a recent interview, a pastor of a church, located in a rural district of a northern city in China, speaks about the congregation, its steady growth, its relationship with government officials, the challenges it faces and his responsibilities.

Lead Article

Following Hu?

What are the possibilities regarding the future leadership of China?

Supporting Article

China through the Lenses of History

The people of China view current events through two historical lenses.

Supporting Article

Looking Backwards and Forwards

A ChinaSource interview conducted by Kay Danielson with a long-time expatriate Christian working in China.

Book Reviews

China Road

A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power by Rob Gifford. 

Reviewed by Kay Danielson

Peoples of China

China’s Changing Population

In any attempt to analyze China's future, the country's demographics are part of the picture.

Supporting Article

China in Transition

Transition to What?

Based on papers presented at the China 2020: Future Scenarios conference, the author identifies four scenarios and some key signposts that may indicate the direction China is heading in the future.

Peoples of China

China’s Global Generation

What does the global generation look like in China? What implications are there for reaching this generation with the gospel?



One of the wonderful things about cross-cultural living is the nearly constant barrage of surprises. After living in a country for nearly ten years, it is easy to fool yourself into thinking that you have the place figured out, that you know what is up and what is down, what is in and what is out. Sometimes, you even seem to know what to expect and what not to expect. But when those thoughts creep in, beware something is likely to come out of left field and remind you that you are still pretty clueless about all the little things that go on in the society around you. The unexpected may throw you for a loop and make you frustrated, or even angry. However, more often than not, it can be a positive experience, something which opens a window allowing you to see that the society which you so poorly understand, and which you sometimes think barely functions, is, in fact rather "normal." Then, at least for a few minutes, you might have the feeling of being an insider instead of the outsider that you in reality always are.