Tag: Book Review

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Making Christ Present in China

Some Notes and Comments

An anthropological look at six churches in Nanping.

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Bamboo in Mist

A Book Review

For those seeking a better understanding of Chinese spirituality, this book provides a collection of insightful snapshots.

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As Many as the Stars

A Book Review

Robert Glover’s engaging memoir of how he and his family children came to China from the UK and created the charity Care for Children.

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John Song: Modern Chinese Christianity and the Making of a New Man

A Book Review

"A colorfully descriptive and meticulously documented" biography of John Song.

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Destination Peking

A Book Review

Tales of 18 expats who lived, at least for a time, in the Peking of the early 20th century.

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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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Long Peace Street

A Book Review

I’m always interested in new and fresh ways of framing history, and I loved this story of Beijing (and China itself) as told through the road. For Chatwin, it is a history that is ordered “not chronologically, but geographically.”

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Golden Goose: The Story of a Peasant Family in Western China

A Book Review and Interview

A three-generational story of a rural Sichuanese family.

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China’s Harvest Fields

A Book Review

A must read for anyone interested in the church in China, this book provides historical perspective for understanding the current situation and future possibilities.

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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.