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One Hundred Churches of Zhejiang


Due to the so-called “Church and Cross Demolition” campaign, the churches of Zhejiang Province have been in the news a lot over the past year. Whether on TV, online, or in our local newspapers, we have probably all seen heart-breaking pictures of demolished churches and crosses.

In February, a YouTube user posted a slideshow of pictures of churches around Wenzhou Province. The slideshow is titled One Hundred Portraits of Wenzhou Churches. Of course we do not know which, if any of the churches in this collection have been affected by the campaign.

What the slideshow does, however, is give us an interesting glimpse into the diverse and unique architectural styles of churches in Zhejiang. 

Image credit: Downtown Ningbo, by Renato Morbach, via Flickr

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman is Vice President of Partnership and China Engagement 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 …View Full Bio


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