Resources on Returnees
Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a summit of local (Minnesota) Chinese-student-ministry leaders to discuss ways to help new Chinese believers prepare for returning to China.
Where Are the "Liu Mei?"
The number of Chinese students studying in the US has increased drastically in recent years. Where are they all studying?
The Chinese Students on Your Doorstep
If you live near a major university, chances are you will meet a student or researcher from China. In the 2013-14 academic year there were 274,439 students from China studying in the US at the university level. That is 31% of all international students studying in the US. This year there are 600 freshman...
The Expected and the Unexpected Journey of Homecoming
Is returning to China always the correct thing to do? What can the returnee expect once back home? Job issues, financial pressures and for the Christian, expressing faith, are all matters that must be dealt with.
Rebuilding the Walls
How does it feel to return to China after studying in the West and beginning a new job? As a Christian, how does one manage in a job where others have differing values? Where does one find answers and support?
The Returnee Handbook
On the Road of Homebound Journey
Help for those returning home to China
International Student Reentry and Returnee Ministry: An Overview
Reverse culture shock, conferences addressing international student reentry and research are discussed. Many resources, with a focus on material for Christian returnees, are suggested.
China and Her Returning Students and Scholars
The author considers the impact of history and the role that worldview plays in the lives of returnees. She then discusses from a practical point of view the issues facing returnees and the needed responses. She concludes with lessons learned by returnees.
Working with Sea Turtles
One topic sure to bring up lots of entries on a Google search, some 47 million Chinese entries, has to do with "haigui" (sea turtles). This term, haigui, in current Chinese slang refers to overseas returnees, especially to the thousands of Chinese students who completed studies overseas, gained practical work...
Haigui – Writing the Next Chapter
Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Returnees to China" (CS Quarterly, 2011 Winter).
Before and After They Go Back to China
The Practical Challenges
Many who return to China do not get deeply involved with a church but instead are greatly influenced by their surrounding secular culture. How can we equip them not only to survive as believers, but to be life-long, fruitful church leaders?
Chinese Students in the West and China’s Future
With increasing numbers of Chinese students coming to West, how can the church be prepared to reach them with the gospel?