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~ Most Recent Analysis ~

When the Barbarians Meet: The Clash of Two Great Civilizations in the Second Opium War

By Office Admin and Calvin Wang November 11, 2016
In the mid-19th century, both the Westerners and the Chinese viewed the other as a barbarians who expressed ideas, committed acts, and used expressions that offended good taste and acceptability. Their feelings of superiority cleared the path for the Second Opium War, when the “barbarians” met. Continued »

Voices from the Past: Historical Reflections on Christian Missions in China

Review by Dr. G. Wright Doyle October 23, 2016
This selection of thirty short excerpts from the letters, diaries, and writings of outstanding missionaries and leaders is meant to be read one at a time. “Readers are expected to linger over each quotation, perhaps reading only one quotation a day, and to spend time afterward in prayer, reflecting on them in light of their own experiences,” explains the author, a veteran Christian worker in China. Continued »

~ Featured Analysis ~

China’s Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden

Review by Dr. G. Wright Doyle January 29, 2016
With decades of experience living in Asia, traveling within China, and meeting with both Chinese Christians and Christian leaders working within China, Brent Fulton has written the most authoritative and accurate book yet to appear on the urban Chinese church. Continued »