The Origins of the Chinese Union Version Bible
How did the Chinese Union Version of the Bible come into being? What individuals and teams did the translation work and what sources did they use? Strand provides history along with lessons that can be learned from years of labor.
Word Choice Challenges
Translation is complex, and the words chosen to communicate concepts are crucial; they can significantly influence the understanding of the reader. Strand gives examples of how translators struggle with this aspect of their work.
Can the Chinese Union Version Be Replaced in China?
A Chinese lay leader gives his thoughts on the positives and negatives of using just the CUV and the impact of using other translations.
Chinese Bible Translation by the Catholic Church
History, Development, and Reception
Translation of scripture portions by Catholics began over 700 years ago; however, it was not until 1968 that the entire Bible in Chinese in one volume was published. The author follows this process across the centuries.
Obtaining a Chinese Bible
Means of obtaining Bibles in Chinese, both inside and outside of mainland China, as well as via the Internet, are provided.
Be Amazed, Encouraged, and Challenged for Under $10
A Book Review
This concise volume on the life of Morrison challenges with the description of the difficulties he overcame and the prolific amount of translation work he achieved.
A Century Later, Still Dominant
The Chinese Union Version of the Bible, published in 1919, remains the most dominant and popular translation used in China today. Here are some reasons why.
Bibles in China
A Question of Availability
The author points out key issues related to Bible availability in China including supply, demand, and distribution. She also addresses the impact of the Internet on this issue.
Denominationalism or Nondenominationalism?
Is There a Third Way?
The author looks at the history of denominationalism in China and discusses what being part of a denomination means.
The Waning of a Pragmatic Cosmopolitanism
Western Denominations in the Views of Cheng Jingyi and Ni Tuosheng
Sun considers the differences between the views of Cheng and Ni regarding denominations in the first half of the twentieth century.
The Shaping of Christianity in China Today
A Book Review
Two book reviews provide Eastern (WANG Jun ) and Western (Richard Cook) perspectives on Surviving the State, Remaking the Church: A Sociological Portrait of Christians in Mainland China by Li Ma and Jin Li in which the responses to faith by Chinese Christians in mainland China since 1949 are explored through many interviews.
The Influence of Denominations on Church Organizational Structure in China
The issues of theological stance and church governance that impact the decision of whether or not to be a part of a denomination are discussed.
Questions Beneath the Surface
In this issue of ChinaSource Quarterly, husband and wife team, Li Ma and Jin Li, bring together valuable perspectives, primarily from mainland Chinese Christian thinkers, on the emergence of denominations within the contemporary Chinese church.
Denominationalism—A Double-edged Sword
The author alerts us to the dangers that denominationalism can bring, especially with a new generation of educated, urban Christians who desire to pursue godliness.
The Collected Works of Watchman Nee
The books, articles, and sermons of Watchman Nee are available online in both Chinese and English.
Advance and Retreat
Opportunities and Challenges of Han Mission Work among Ethnic Minorities
A worker among ethnic minorities, Ella provides a brief summary of some advantages, challenges, and theological considerations she has experienced.
A Pastoral Perspective on Contextualization
An Interview with Pastor "Peter"
The guest editor interviews a pastor from eastern China on the topic of contextualization.