This is China: The First 5,000 Years achieves a unique success in offering all things to all readers: academic resources for scholars, general introduction for China novices, and detailed references for in-depth study.
In recent decades, China’s economy, social structures and citizens themselves have undergone unprecedented change. This is no less true for the Christian church and its members across the vast country.
The authors build their case for relational missionary training on a solid biblical and theoretical foundation, but they are equally strong and practical in the section on how to apply basic principles to actual training.
The authors of China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society declare, “China has arrived, big time.” Their work offers a primer for readers who want to be informed about the world’s newest superpower with an accessible yet comprehensive text. As the authors, G. Wright Doyle and Peter Xiaoming Yu, hail from the United States and China respectively, their work is well- qualified to present China to American readers.