Huangshan, China

Global China Center

~ Most Recent Analysis ~

Timothy Richard’s Vision: Education and Reform in China, 1880-1910

Review by Dr. G. Wright Doyle February 9, 2015
Eunice Johnson has given us an excellent account of Timothy Richard’s overall “vision” for the general improvement of the lot of the Chinese people, and of his central part in the establishment of an Imperial university in Shanxi. Continued »

Saving God's Face: A Chinese Contextualization of Salvation through Honor and Shame, Part II

Review by Dr. G. Wright Doyle January 15, 2015
Despite all the strengths of Jackson Wu's book, discussed in Part I of this book review, I believe that Wu’s book also possesses significant weaknesses. Nevertheless, Saving God’s Face deserves careful attention by anyone wanting to think more clearly about how to express the biblical gospel effectively among Chinese. Continued »

~ Featured Analysis ~

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 »