Global China Center: Pathways
"The path of the upright is a level highway, a straight path, a path of justice and peace, a path of life."enCopyright 2015Thu, 03 Dec 2009 02:03:33 +0000http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssChina’s “Exiles” – the Shoot God has PlantedThrough the past century, God has been preparing His people outside of China through various waves of global exchange, economic emigration, or political exile.
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2009/12/chinas-exiles-the-shoot-god-has-planted.phpThu, 03 Dec 2009 02:03:33 +0000God and History (Part Two): China’s Basic ChoiceThe most fundamental choice the Chinese people (like those of every nation) face at every major turning point in their history is a spiritual one, not a political or economic one.]]>
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2009/10/god-and-history-part-two-chinas-basic-choice.phpThu, 15 Oct 2009 11:54:28 +0000God and History (Part One): Biblical and Modernity ParadigmsAll cultures have the potential to experience rebirth and fulfillment. The kingdom of God at the end of time will be richer for the contributions from each civilization.]]>
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2009/08/god-and-history-part-one-biblical-and-modernity-paradigms.phpMon, 03 Aug 2009 14:26:29 +0000Re-thinking “Modernity” and its Hold on our Lives (Part Two)How then in this global era, with its pros and cons, should we measure the quality of life in light of our faith in Eternity? The answer is not “the economy, stupid,” but “people.” ]]>
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2009/06/rethinking-modernity-and-its-hold-on-our-lives-part-two.phpMon, 08 Jun 2009 20:53:12 +0000Re-thinking “Modernity” and its Hold on our Lives (Part One)Let me introduce you to a Chinese Christian with an amazing life story, who is one of the few mainland Chinese (so far as I know) who has asked some deeply penetrating questions about the most modern of all “addictions” -- the addiction to modernization. ]]>
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2009/04/rethinking-modernity-and-its-hold-on-our-lives-part-one.phpMon, 13 Apr 2009 07:17:40 +0000Progressive Values in America and ChinaBoth America and China are ripe for a new version of Christian Progressivism, one that no longer assumes progress is inevitable but is confident that it is possible.]]>
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2009/02/progressive-values-in-america-and-china.phpSun, 01 Feb 2009 07:25:27 +0000Generational Turnover in a Changing ChinaThe traumatic history of modern China has produced four current “generations” with distinct identities due to formative historic experiences around the age of 20. The interaction of these generational groups will shape China’s future.]]>
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2008/12/generational-turnover-in-a-changing-china.phpMon, 01 Dec 2008 05:35:20 +0000China's Miracle Years 1978 - 2008Thirty years ago, in October 1978, China’s top leaders met in a series of secret working sessions to confront a mega-crisis: a negative rate of economic “growth,” a yawning gap in political legitimacy, a feisty Democracy Movement led by youth...
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2008/10/chinas-miracle-years-1978-2008.phpWed, 01 Oct 2008 08:44:58 +0000Two Faces of China: Reflections on the OlympicsThe Beijing Games displayed the conflicting identities and interests that characterize China’s transitional hybrid society.]]>
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2008/08/two-faces-of-china-reflections-on-the-olympics.phpFri, 01 Aug 2008 13:07:01 +0000Changing Chinese Identities and Social CapitalFor years, I have been fascinated with the concept of “social capital” -- defined simplistically as the cultural “glue” that helps people cooperate and holds a community or society together. This would include shared values and shared habits that reduce...
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2008/06/changing-chinese-identities-and-social-capital.phpSun, 01 Jun 2008 14:39:29 +0000Identity Politics: the Case of TibetDemonstrators targeting the Olympics torch relay to protest human rights abuses in China have met with vigorous and emotional counter-demonstrations by Chinese living and studying overseas, angered by attacks on this symbol of the Beijing Olympics. A new tide of...
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2008/04/identity-politics-the-case-of-tibet.phpTue, 01 Apr 2008 00:43:50 +0000China’s Identity CrisisThis entry from my journal twenty years ago, when I was visiting the new Special Economic Zones, reflected on China’s long struggle to reconcile its traditional culture and society with the requirements of modernity coming from the West.]]>
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2008/02/chinas-identity-crisis.phpFri, 01 Feb 2008 11:28:43 +0000The Moral Reconstruction of SocietiesBeneath the surface, however, the Gospel seeds of salvation, personal character, and public ethics planted in those earlier decades continued to germinate. Over time, they began to bear fruit, a process that continues today.]]>
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2007/12/the-moral-reconstruction-of-societies.phpSat, 01 Dec 2007 09:12:09 +0000History and IdolatryFifteen years ago, I had an exchange with a Chinese friend that has remained etched in my mind: Luo: I’m not a Christian, but I would open up China to as many missionaries as possible. China needs more Christians. Carol:...
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2007/10/history-and-idolatry.phpMon, 01 Oct 2007 23:46:35 +0000A Voice from the Past with a Word to the Wise (Part II)Tang Guo’an was a remarkable man, a Christian involved in business, diplomacy and education in the early 1900s. Yet there is no full biographical record of his many contributions to China’s early modernization. During his lifetime, he was overshadowed by...
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http://www.globalchinacenter.org/pathways/2007/08/a-voice-from-the-past-with-a-word-to-the-wise-part-ii.phpWed, 01 Aug 2007 19:29:38 +0000