The post is an audio interview of Professor Yang Fenggang, of Purdue University, who is head of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University. Here's what he says about the link between 1989 and Christianity.
People found that in 1989, the Communist belief system could not really provide them the things they want and they began to look for alternatives, and Christianity is the alternative for many young people.
The interview goes on to cover a number of other topics as well, including Professor Yang's own testimony and the government's attitude toward the resurgence in Christianity.
The interview was broadcast in June of 2012.
Please take the time to listen to the entire interview here.
To learn more about Dr. Yang and his work at Purdue, please visit the Center on Religion and Chinese Society.
Dr. Yang has also published a book titled "Religion in China: Survival and Revival Under Communist Rule."
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