Tag: Migration

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Sociological Analysis and Theological Reflection on China’s Migrant Workers

A Book Review

Christian intellectuals, especially those in ministry or missions, will find the book very useful in understanding issues of poverty and alienation in China. Indeed, any concerned Christian will be moved by the stories and descriptions of the plight of the migrant workers.

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Changing Dynamics of Church Growth in China

What might affect church growth in China today?

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Chinese New Year: A Round-up

Today is chu-san, the third day of the new lunar year. China is essentially closed since everyone gets at least a 7-day holiday and many will be gone from their jobs or schools for a month or more. To give you a feel for how the holiday is being celebrated, here’s a round-up of some interesting articles that have been published recently.

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Dr. Lewis and the Chinese Church

Has China reached the Lewis Turning Point? What does that mean for migrant workers in China?

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Millennial Migrants

While living in Beijing, I came to know well a migrant family. They had arrived in Beijing in the mid-1990s and had managed to find good jobs and earn enough money to buy an apartment and start a family. Even though they did not have a Beijing hukou, they managed to get their children into a decent school. It was interesting to watch the children grow up, because clearly they saw themselves more as urbanites, even though they technically weren’t.