Religion in China

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The Tricolor Religious Market and the Growth of Christianity

The Great Awakening in China (3)

A sociological approach to the religious landscape in China is helpful in understanding the growth of Christianity in recent years.

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Spiritual Awakenings and Reawakenings

The Great Awakening in China (2)

During the 1980s, more and more people in China turned to religion. The turn toward religion included young and old, rural and urban, people who were nearly illiterate and university professors. While many came to Christianity, others returned to Confucianism, Islam, and Buddhism.

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The Changing Religious Landscape in Modernizing China

The Great Awakening in China (1)

In 1979, churches, temples and mosques began to be restored and reopened for religious activities. That was the beginning of the economic reform era, and it was also the beginning of the Chinese Great Awakening.

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An Invitation from a Friend

A special invitation for ChinaSource readers.

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Mao’s Black Box: Resilience and Religious Revival in Wenzhou

A Book Review

"It is curious, however, that to this day the Mao years remain the least studied period in the history of religion in modern China." This book helps fill that gap.

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Visualizing the Complexity

An Infographic

"Like everything else about China, the landscape of religious life is quite complicated."

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From Kuan Yin to Chairman Mao

A Book Review

A survey of more than 60 figures and creatures from Chinese mythical, historical, and religious sources.

Book Reviews

Red, Black, and Gray

Mapping Religion in China

This atlas provides a detailed examination of the religious landscape in China. In addition to its helpful maps, it includes detailed descriptions and analysis along with photographs depicting the religious life of China.

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Religion in China—By the Numbers

Some interesting statistics from the new government White Paper on religious belief and practice in China. 

CSQ Article

Communicating the Gospel with Power among China’s Animistic Peoples

Cultural Contextualization in China

Roland defines animism, recognizes the anxieties of animistic peoples, and considers three areas of importance when applying the gospel to them.