Resources by Carsten T. Vala
Carsten T. Vala, PhD, teaches at Loyola University Maryland and is writing a book on the politics of Protestants, civil society and the party-state in con-temporary China.
How China's Religious Affairs Bureaucracy Works
The author helps us to understand the workings of the religious affairs bureaucracy first by following the story of an aspiring pastor, then by viewing them historically. The Chinese Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement Association, China Christian Council, Religious Affairs Bureau and United Front Work Department are all discussed along with...