Yangshuo, China

Global China Center

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City of Tranquil Light

Review by Martha Stockment September 23, 2015
City of Tranquil Light is a stirring novel about love, loss, and faith. It is also a picture of missionary life in China in the early 1900s, and it should be read by all who are interested in China, missions, or Christianity. Continued »

Sorrow and Blood: Christian Mission in Contexts of Suffering, Persecution, and Martyrdom: Part II

Review by Dr. G. Wright Doyle September 9, 2015
I cannot recommend Sorrow and Blood highly enough. It came to me as a reminder of what my wife and I were told before we left home for Asia with OMF in 1975. Mission leaders said, “a missionary must be prepared to preach, pray, or die at a moment’s notice.” It seems that very little has changed since then. 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 »