Tag: Haigui

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Returnee Referral Systems

Connecting returnees—what are the critical success factors?

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Key Issues Impacting Returnees

Pre-return Preparation

Pre-return preparation—a key for assimilating returnee believers back into their families, churches, and society.

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Returnees Committing to Church in China

Committing to a church in China can be difficult for returnees. In this article the author gives some reasons why and then goes on to provide suggestions as to how churches overseas as well as churches in China can help returnees overcome these difficulties. Finally, he identifies attitudes that, if embraced by returnees, will help them to commit to a church once they are back in their homeland.

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Going Home

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.

View From the Wall

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?

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The Returnee Handbook

On the Road of Homebound Journey

Help for those returning home to China

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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.

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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.

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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 experience, and have now returned home. How many of these haigui are returning as Christians? What kind of impact wil they after spending time in the West? Are there ways we can support them?


Haigui – Writing the Next Chapter

Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Returnees to China" (CS Quarterly, 2011 Winter).