As the authors point out, China has arrived as a major world player. To ignore the advances China has made in so many areas is foolish. Yet, where does one begin? Getting a handle on China, with its sweeping history and vast cultural diversity, is a daunting task.
China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society provides a much-needed starting point for piecing together the many parts of the complex puzzle that is China.
More than simply a guidebook or historical survey, this rich volume bridges geography, culture, politics, and beliefs to present a nuanced picture of a nation that is often misunderstood by those seeking to view it through a Western lens. Whether one is approaching China for the first time or seeking to fill the gaps in one's existing understanding of things Chinese, this book provides an abundance of useful information. Buy on Amazon.
G. Wright Doyle is the director of China Institute (www.reachingchineseworldwide.org) and Global China Center (www.globalchinacenter.org), the editor of Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity (www.bdcconline.net), and co-editor of Studies in Chinese Christianity, published by Wipf and Stock. For more on effective ministry among Chinese, see Reaching Chinese Worldwide,... View Full Bio
Peter Xiaoming Yu grew up and went to college in Shanghai, China, and later earned a Master's degree in Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Education . He taught courses on Chinese language & culture at the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies for many years. He is... View Full Bio