Resources by Huo Shui
Huo Shui (pseudonym) is a former government political analyst who writes from outside China.
The Church in the Eyes of the Chinese
After over 20 years of economic reform, nothing seems to really catch the eyes of the Chinese today.
Responses to a Holistic Perspective on Transforming Nations
ChinaSource asked for responses to Tom Jenning's article "A Holistic Perspective on Transforming Nations." The following, by Huo Shui, is the second of two responses that were given. Mike Barbalas responded in "Responses, Part 1."
Soul and Body
The Need for Medical Services
An overview of the medical services situation in China reveals that the needs are still great and the potential for Christians to make an impact medically and spiritually remains.
Window to a Changing China
Understanding the Chinese through what they watch on TV and where TV programming is heading.
The Cry at the End of the Century
Escaping the Trap of Modernization
The Trap of Modernization by 42-year-old part-time economist He Qinglian became a bestseller when it was released in China last year. Here the reviewer comments on this important book and its spiritual implications.
The Dilemma for Chinese Intellectuals
Social Consciousness or Personal Interest
Who are the intellectuals in China today and how are they influencing Chinese society?
The Long Journey
The Road to the Protection of Human Rights of the Chinese People
Changes have occurred in China. The boundaries of acceptable behavior have begun to be more clearly defined by the rule of law. This has been especially noticed in the economic domain: the protection of the rights of the consumer. However, in other areas changes have not been so evident: areas...
The Master's Embarrassment
As increasing numbers of peasants—among those who were to benefit most from Liberation—move to the cities seeking work and opportunities for improved lives, they continue to suffer discrimination and hardship.
The Future of Christianity in China
As compared with any period in Chinese history, Christianity (meaning Protestant in this document) has experienced enormous changes in China today. However, achievement and problems exist simultaneously and challenges and opportunities coexist; this is an indisputable fact. People with different beliefs and standpoints have never come to consensus on their...
View from the Wall
Essays on a Changing China
The essays in this ebook, written by a Chinese scholar, were originally published in the ChinaSource Quarterly. Writing from a sociological perspective, Hou Shui offers a unique perspective on the church in China and its role in society, as well as its relationship to the party-state.
Waves of History
Thoughts on China’s Ethnic Minority Issue
What is meant by ethnic unity and why is it so important to China?
What Churches in China Need Today
The Living Water
There are key areas that agencies need to consider for their involvement in China to be effective and lasting.
What We Chinese Fear Today
A tongue-in-cheek look at the fears of the people of China today and a final challenge.
When Can I Go Home?
Caring for China's Homeless Children
Mid-January in Zhengzhou, the temperature dipped to -7C after a snowstorm. Chuan, a 13 year-old boy from the far west province of Gansu, was rummaging through a trash bin in a corner inside the Zhengzhou train station. His face was covered in soot; he was wearing an ill-fitted, filthy cotton...