The church in China: Recommended resources


● David Aikman, Jesus in Beijing (Regnery Publishing, 2003)

● Alvyn Austin, China’s Millions (Eerdmans, 2007)

● Daniel H. Bays, ed., Christianity in China: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Stanford University Press, 1996)

● Stacey Bieler, “Patriots” or “Traitors”? A History of American-educated Chinese Students (M. E. Sharpe, 2003)

● Kim-Kwong Chan and Alan Hunter, Protestantism in Contemporary China (Cambridge, 1993)

● Kim-Kwong Chan, Struggling for Survival: The Catholic Church in China from 1949 to 1970 (Hong Kong: Christian Center for Study of Chinese Religion and Culture, 1992)

● Jean Charbonnier, Christians in China A.D. 600-2000 (Ignatius, 2007)

● Ralph R. Covell, Confucius, the Buddha, and Christ: A History of the Gospel in Chinese (Wipf & Stock, 2004)

● Ralph R. Covell, The Liberating Gospel in China: The Christian Faith among China’s Minority Peoples (Baker Books, 1995)

● Shen Xiao Feng, No Limitations (World Serve Publishing, 2006)

● Ryan Dunch, Fuzhou Protestants and the Making of Modern China (Yale, 2001)

● Carol Lee Hamrin, Samuel Ling, Daniel Baida Su, eds., Soul Searching: Chinese Intellectuals on Faith and Society (P&R Publishing, 2000)

● Carol Lee Hamrin, ed., with Stacey Bieler, Salt and Light: Lives of Faith that Shaped Modern China (Pickwick Publications, 2008)

● Thomas Alan Harvey, Acquainted with Grief: Wang Mingdao’s Stand for the Persecuted Church in China (Brazos Press, 2002)

● Jason Kindopp and Carol Lee Hamrin, eds., God and Caesar in China (Brookings Institution Press, 2004)

● Tony Lambert, China’s Christian Millions (Monarch Books, 1999, 2006)

● Tony Lambert, The Resurrection of the Chinese Church (Hodder & Stoughton, 1991)

● Leslie Lyall, A Biography of John Sung (Armour Publishing, 2004)

● Samuel Hugh Moffett, A History of Christianity in Asia, Volumes I and II (Orbis Books, 1998, 2005)

● Daniel L. Overmyer, ed., Religion in China Today (Cambridge, 2003)

● John Sung, The Journal Once Lost: Extracts from the Diary of John Sung, compiled by Levi Sung (Armour Publishing, 2007)

● Edmond Tang and Jean-Paul Wiest, The Catholic Church in Modern China (Orbis, 1993)

● Stephen Uhalley, Jr. and Xiaoxin Wu, eds., China and Christianity: Burdened Past, Hopeful Future (M.E. Sharpe, 2001)

● Philip L. Wickeri, Reconstructing Christianity in China: K. H. Ting and the Chinese Church (Orbis Books, 2007)

● Tetsunao Yamamori and Kim-Kwong Chan, Witnesses to Power (Paternoster Press, 2000)


● Yuan Zhiming’s DVDs, including The Cross: Jesus in China, are available through the China Soul for Christ Foundation (


Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity (

● Global China Center ( academic research center devoted to Chinese history, society, and people, with special regard to Christianity

● Pray for China ( regional statistics and profiles of Chinese leaders and missionaries

● China Institute ( charitable organization dedicated to reaching educated Chinese

● ChinaSource (

● Amity News Service ( website of the China Christian Council

Other resources

ChinaSource Journal

● OMF International’s newsletters Global Chinese Ministries and China Insight 

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[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue #98 in 2008]

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