History

Blog Entries

The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom

A Book Review

The rather battered and dog-eared cover to my copy of Pomfret's book is testimony to both prolonged and careful reading.

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7 Reasons I Liked “China: A History” (and 1 Warning)

A go-to resource for those wanting a brief overview of Chinese history or are looking for an engaging textbook for young students.

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A Village with My Name

A Book Review

Without being a heavy historical text, this book provides something for everyone interested in China.

Chinese Church Voices

The People and Places of Chinese Soccer

China’s long history with soccer and the influence of missionaries in its modern development.  

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Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Domination

A Book Review

A very helpful resource and a reminder that one dare not approach China without having done one’s history homework!

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3 Questions: Jennifer Lin

An interview with the author of Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family.

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The Lenses of History

The latest edition of the ChinaSource Quarterly explores the awareness (or lack thereof) Chinese Christians have regarding the history of Christianity in China, and how history influences the church today. This was not the first time we devoted a Quarterly to the issue of history. In the 2002 spring edition of the ChinaSource Quarterly (known at the time as the ChinaSource journal), we explored the question of how history influences the present in China. 

Books

China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society

China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society provides a much-needed starting point for piecing together the many parts of the complex puzzle that is China. 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.

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The Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series

So, what did Beijing look like the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series?

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A National Day Quiz

How Much Do You Know about the Founding of the PRC?

October 1 is National Day in China; this year marks the 68th  anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. While it used to be a day marked with military parades and revolutionary fervor, now it marks the beginning of a 7-day national holiday (“Golden Week”) designed to get people to spend money.

So, how much do you know about National Day and the history of the founding of the country?