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Liang A-Fa: China's First Preacher

Review by Martha Stockment December 3, 2014
In this reprint of George Hunter McNeur’s biography of Liang A-Fa from the 1930s, Jonathan Seitz adds a critical introduction as well as notes and a glossary. As Liang A-Fa was the second known Chinese Protestant convert and the first ordained Chinese Protestant preacher, he is an important figure in the history of Christianity in China and deserves to have his story told. Continued »

The Victorian Translation of China: James Legge’s Oriental Pilgrimage

Review by Dr. G. Wright Doyle November 18, 2014
James Legge (1815-1897) is a major figure in Protestant missionary history, both in light of his long service in Hong Kong and because of his monumental achievement as a translator. This massive intellectual biography focuses on the last twenty-two years of his life, when Legge was Professor of Chinese at Oxford University. Continued »

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Influence of Confucian Values on the Practice of Gift Exchange in Contemporary China

By Carroll Hoffman Rhyne III November 17, 2014
The main purpose of this paper is to explore the influence of Confucian values on gift exchange in contemporary Chinese culture. A secondary purpose is to explore the implications that this research may have for Christians engaged in relationships and ministry with Chinese people. Continued »