Sylvia Yuan

Sylvia Yuan, PhD, is a researcher and mobilizer for a sending organization as well as a liaison among the Chinese churches for the Bible Society of New Zealand. As the author of four books and mother of three, Sylvia encourages people to think cross-culturally through her writings and talks, both in New Zealand and overseas.

Blog Entries

Thoughts in Response to the End of the “Golden Age”

If Christian workers, foreign or local, were aware of the cyclic historical pattern, they might be less surprised by the recent retightening of religious policy after four decades of reform. It was just a matter of time.

Supporting Article

“Kiwis” in the Middle Kingdom

New Zealanders Serving God’s Mission in China from 1877 to 1953 and Beyond

Yuan provides an extensive overview of early mission work in China done by New Zealanders. She acquaints us with mission agencies and some of the missionaries as she describes how the work progressed.