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View from the Wall

Essays on a Changing China

A ChinaSource ebook publication by Huo Shui

Chinese scholar, Hou Shui, writing from a sociological perspective, offers a unique viewpoint on the church in China and its role in society as well as its relationship to the Party-State.

In his essays, Huo Shui tackled key issues and challenges facing the church, and society in general, along with the church’s response:

  • How did society’s perception of the church change over time?
  • How did the church’s relationship with the government change?
  • What role did foreigners play in serving the church as she managed the shifting environment?
  • What cultural values must foreigners understand in order to serve effectively?

Are you someone who is  . . 

Engaged in service to the church—perhaps have been for many years?

      Reading these essays will bring back memories and fill in gaps of understanding on some of the events you experienced and remember.

New to China ministry?

      These essays are a reminder that there is a social, political, and historical trajectory that has brought the church in China to the place where it is today.

Interested in ministry in China or to the Chinese Diaspora?

      These essays provide a fascinating look at how a Chinese Christian was thinking about the role of the church in a changing China.

The essays in View from the Wall were originally published as a feature of the same name in the ChinaSource Quarterly and were written over a period of time from 1999 to 2011. Huo Shui (pseudonym) is a former government political analyst who writes from outside China.

View from the Wall ebook is available in three formats on the ChinaSource website for US$ 1.99.

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