Resources by Joann Pittman
Joann Pittman is senior vice president of ChinaSource and editor of ZGBriefs.
Prior to joining ChinaSource, Joann spent 28 years working in China, as an English teacher, language student, program director, and cross-cultural trainer for organizations and businesses engaged in China. She has also taught Chinese at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (MN), and Chinese Culture and Communication at Wheaton College (IL) and Taylor University (IN).
Joann has a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (MN), and an MA in teaching from the University of St. Thomas (MN).
She is the author of Survival Chinese Lessons and The Bells Are Not Silent: Stories of Church Bells in China.
Her personal blog, Outside-In can be found at joannpittman.com, where she writes on China, Minnesota, traveling, and issues related to "living well where you don't belong."
She makes her home in New Brighton, Minnesota.
ChinaSource Blog Posts
10 Books on Culture and Cultural Adjustment
Ten books that will help you thrive in the midst of cultural change.
10 Questions on Contextualization
Earlier this week we posted a ChinaSource Conversations podcast in which I talked with Jackson Wu, author of Saving God’s Face and Sam Chan, author of Preaching as the Word of God about the issue of contextualization in gospel presentations. In the course of the conversation I asked them ten questions.
10 Quotes about China’s Rise and the Church
from Brent Fulton’s article about the rising influence of China and its impact on the Western church.
10 Things NOT to Do on a Short-term Trip to China
Going to China this summer? Here are tips for preparing well for your trip.
11 Ways to Get Involved with ChinaSource
Would you like to be a part of the work of ChinaSource? Here are eleven ways you can get involved.
13 Questions on the Implementation of the Foreign NGO Law
The website NGOs in China recently published a summary of a Q&A session between the European Chamber of Commerce and the Foreign NGO Management Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security. Seeking clarification on how the law will be implemented, the delegation from the European Chamber of Commerce posed 13 questions.
On June 4, 2015, ChinaSource President Brent Fulton was a guest on the Connecting Faith program of My Faith Radio in the Twin Cities. Host Neil Stavem spent the hour talking with Brent about modern China and some of the unique challenges and opportunities facing the country and the church in China 26...
15 Quotes from “China’s Urban Christians: A Light that Cannot be Hidden”
Quotes from Brent Fulton's new book.
ChinaSource Blog Posts
3 Questions: Being Theologically Prepared
A conversation with Dr. Carsten Vala of Loyola University on the current situation of the church in China.
3 Questions: Compiler of the Prayer Calendar
“Intercessors for China”
A ChinaSource "3 Questions" interview with the compiler of the Intercessors for China prayer calendar.
3 Questions: Dr. Fenggang Yang
A ChinaSource "3 Questions" interview with Dr. Fenggang Yang, director of the Center on Religion and Chinse Society at Purdue University.
3 Questions: Hannah Lau
A ChinaSource 3 Questions interview with Hannah Lau, a non-profit marketing consultant and the author of Wherever You Go: A Conversation about Life, Faith, and Courage.
3 Questions: Jennifer Lin
An interview with the author of Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family.
4 Books on the Chinese Communist Party
There was a big birthday celebration in China earlier this month. July 1 marked the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
5 Books on Hudson Taylor
June 25th marked the 150th anniversary of Hudson Taylor’s call to take the gospel to China and the founding of the China Inland Mission (today’s OMF), an event that not only precipitated a wave of missionary activity to China, but also upended the traditional ways in which missionary work had...
5 Random Observations on the 19th Party Congress
The Communist Party of China just wrapped up its 19th Party Congress in Beijing. Here are some “takeaways.”
5 Resources on Honor and Shame
In many ways our worldview can be thought of as our operating system—the way in which we process and organize information and make sense of the world. For westerners, our worldview is built on legal frameworks such as guilt and innocence; however, most non-western cultures process the world based on...
6 Questions about Mentoring in the Chinese Context
"Mentoring in the Chinese Context" is this month's ChinaSource Converstations podcast.
8 Things to Know about Wang Mingdao
A new blog in China called iWorship is giving voice to Wang Mingdao, one of the great evangelists and leaders of the Chinese church during the twentieth century. Last week, on our Chinese Church Voices blog, we posted a translation of one of their posts, called “Slow to Speak.” In it, Pastor Wang reminds us of the importance...