Book Reviews

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.

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Campus Ministry in Pre-1949 China

A Book Review.

This brief volume covers David Adeney’s involvement in student ministry as well as events that occurred during that turbulent time in China—the backdrop of WWII, civil war, and the communist takeover.

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Poetry in Blood

A Book Review

Lian Xi recounts the story of a Chinese, Christian, political dissident during the Mao era. Imprisoned, tortured, and then executed in 1968 at the height of the Cultural Revolution, Lin Zhao wrote from prison using her own blood. The author draws on these writings as well as a wide range of interviews to tell her story.

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America for Americans

A Book Review

In her book, Lee examines the ways xenophobia manifests itself, and how it has been directed at specific groups of immigrants throughout American history. From the pre-Revolutionary War period to the Muslim Ban of 2017, this book points out that the fear of foreigners manifests contemporary social, political, and economic anxieties.

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Understanding World Christianity: China

A Book Review

Part of the World Christianity Series being produced by Fortress Press, this 2019 publication provides both a panoramic view and thoughtful analysis of many key issues in Chinese Christianity today.

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Encountering China

A Book Review

Cook reviews this recent volume about the first half of Timothy Richard’s career and evaluates the book’s content and approach.

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In Drawing Plain People, He Draws the Face of God

A Book Review

Using a conversation format, the life experiences and oil painting of Yang Feiyun, head of the Chinese Academy of Oil Painting, are explored. 

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Sino-African Relations and International Contexts

The authors provide a brief history of Sino-African relations and international contexts to give readers a deeper understanding of the evolution of China’s engagement with Africa and modern Sino-African relations.

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When a Celebrity Pastor Falls, Will There Be Apostates?

A Book Review

This novel, in Chinese, is based on the life of Watchman Nee. It looks at his complex relationships as well as his thinking and that of those around him.

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Red, Black, and Gray

Mapping Religion in China

This atlas provides a detailed examination of the religious landscape in China. In addition to its helpful maps, it includes detailed descriptions and analysis along with photographs depicting the religious life of China.