ChinaSource Quarterlies

China by the Numbers

Vol. 14, No. 4

Articles in this Issue


China by the Numbers

From the editor's desk.

Lead Article

Religious Statistics in China

Current evidence is that religion is flourishing in China. However, practical problems make statistical statements for the number of religious believers in China quite hazardous. The author cautiously examines the evidence that exists for each of the five, major, officially-recognized religious faiths in China.

Supporting Article

China’s Online Christian Community

There is more freedom than many realize for Christians to use the Internet. Numbers of netizens, use of web sites by Christians and links to many sites are provided in this article.

Supporting Article

A Generation Saved; A Future Found

With attention placed on evangelization of adults, China's children and youth have been overlooked and few are being discipled for Christ. The author outlines the challenges facing the church, the consequences if action is not taken and realistic steps that can be put into practice.

View From the Wall

Steady Growth, Comprehensive Restructuring and National Transformation Prospects after the 18th Party Congress

Following a rapid downturn in 2012, what are the prospects for China's economy in 2013? What trends are being seen, and what do they indicate? How do social and political considerations interact with the economy and does this have any impact for Christianity? Based on statistics, Dr. Zhao gives his outlook for China's economic future.

Peoples of China

China’s Migrant Children

Governmental policies making it possible for migrant children to attend public schools often are not implemented. The result is many migrant children attend privately-run migrant schools with lower standards or do not receive schooling. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the situation.

Book Reviews

Listening to the Heart

A Book Review

Factory Girls: Voices from the Heart of Modern China by Leslie T. Chang. Picador, 2010, ISBN-10: 033044736X, ISBN-13: 978-0330447362; 320 pages; paper $10.88; Kindle edition $11.99 at Amazon. (Note: Various editions are available with a slightly different title, dates of publication and number of pages.)

Reviewed by Andrea Klopper

Resource Corner

Good News in China

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Brent Fulton

Brent Fulton

Brent Fulton is the founder of ChinaSource. Dr. Fulton served as the first president of ChinaSource until 2019. Prior to his service with ChinaSource, he served from 1995 to 2000 as the managing director of the Institute for Chinese Studies at Wheaton College. From 1987 to 1995 he served as founding …View Full Bio