Resources from 2008
Will the Boat Sink the Water?
Will the Boat Sink the Water?: The Life of China's Peasants by Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao. Reviewed by Brad Burgess
Hearing the Different Voices in Urban China
A personal look at two migrants in Beijing illustrates the character and strength of many ordinary people who live in difficult situations in a changing China.
Educational Inequality for Migrant Children Perpetuates Poverty
Even after thirty years of economic reform, the majority of rural migrants in China's cities are still kept out of the formal labor market and professional tracks. Most of them pick up jobs in the informal sector. Such social inequality is likely to be perpetuated given the fact that their...
China's Moving Population
China's migrant population presents both challenges and uncertainties.
Everyone is Not Local
Migrant workers make important contributions to China's cities but also pose tremendous challenges. A resident of Beijing explores how migrants fit in the capital and how Beijingers view them.
China's Marginalized Internal Migrants
The world of China's "floating population" is vastly different from the world of its city dwellers.
The Changing Chinese Family
Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "The Family in China" (ChinaSource Quarterly, 2008 Fall).
The Family in China
What are the major shifts that have taken place in Chinese families over the years and what have been the underlying causes behind them?
Family Therapy of Grief in Earthquakes
In the days following the Sichuan earthquake, the need for appropriate grief therapy was evident. The role religion plays in therapy for families dealing with trauma is highlighted in the efforts that were made to aid the victims.
Maybe It Doesn't Take a Village
Globalization's Challenge to the Traditional Chinese Family
The effects of globalization are having a huge, lasting impact on China's families.
A Call to True Worship
HIV/AIDS is devastating many Chinese families. The government response is improving but limited. What can the church do?
China's Modern Family Problems
Internal migration is affecting the structure of Chinas families while urban family life presents problems of its own.
The China beyond Bicycles and Baozi*
China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China by Dominic Barton with Mei Ye. Reviewed by Andrew Kaiser
Is Christianity a "Chinese" Religion?
Dr. Doyle brings a fresh perspective to the question of whether or not Christianity is a Chinese religion. Going beyond the traditional view, he approaches the question from many different directions providing compelling evidence that Christianity in China is Chinese.
Countdown to Glory
Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Beijing 2008" (CS Quarterly, 2008 Summer).
Their Daily Lives and Futures
Dedication, difficulties,and questions about what's next following an intense but relatively short career.
Are We Ready?
A View from Beijing before the Olympics
For the one-year countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, two musicians from Hong Kong contributed a song entitled "We Are Ready." The three words sound like a short, yet powerful endorsement, both official and popular, of the investment and involvement in the Games from all over the country. Indeed,...
Providing Community through Festivals
Community "festivals" can bring harmony and love.
Dreams of a Chinese Sports Outreach
Sports events can become a means to encourage Christian service.
Benefits from Hosting the Olympic Games
The Olympic Games are bringing major changes to Beijing and to the nation.
What Is Our Role?
Toward a Set of Shared Considerations for Outside Involvement in Chinese Leadership Development
In the decades since China's opening to the outside world, literally hundreds of organizations, educational institutions and churches have responded to the perceived need for training leaders to shepherd China's rapidly growing church. A discussion of what role Christians from outside China should play in responding to the need as the...
What Is Our Role?
In the last decade or so, there has been an increasing realization in the church around the world—especially in areas of fast church growth—of the need to build leaders. In response, there has been a steady growth of "leader development ministries." But, what exactly does a "leader development ministry" do?...
Profiles of Chinese House Church Leaders
The background, education and experience of house church leaders of China varies greatly. These profiles provide a glimpse of that variety and the challenges these leaders face.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. Reviewed by Gary Waldron