Books by LI Jin

LI Jin

LI Jin is a PhD student at Calvin Theological Seminary. Prior to seminary he was a PhD candidate in economic history at a Shanghai university. He writes on Christian thought for both public and Christian media outlets in mainland China and Hong Kong. 

LI and  wife Mary Li Ma have coauthored articles, book chapters, and are the authors of Surviving the State, Remaking the Church: A Sociological Portrait of Christians in Mainland China. They have also guest edited several issues of the ChinaSource Quarterly.

LI is a columnist on social and economic issues for China’s largest financial media group, Caixin.com. He is also a co-founder of Four Seasons Book Review, started in 2018. 

Books

Surviving the State, Remaking the Church

A Sociological Portrait of Christians in Mainland China

Selected by the International Bulletin of Mission Research as one of the ten outstanding books of 2017 for Missions Studies, this sociological portrait presents how Chinese Christians have coped with life under a hostile regime over a span of different historical periods, and how Christian churches as collective entities have been reshaped by ripples of social change.