The History of Christian Missions in Guangxi, China

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The History of Christian Missions in Guangxi, China describes the fascinating history of Catholic and Protestant missions in bandit-infested Guangxi from the seventeenth century to the present. Included is an overview of Guangxi's historical context and its development throughout the twentieth century. Particular attention is given to the missionaries through abundant quotations and several short biographies. Other chapters include: -an examination of the relationships between mission societies and the missionaries that served in Guangxi -a detailed history of outreach to Guangxi's minorities, including the Zhuang, Yao, Dong, and Miao -an analysis of the missionary methods and ministries of compassion -a breakdown of the costs and challenges faced by the missionaries, including martyrdom and death -an evaluation of the receptivity levels and results in Guangxi over time The book ends with an appendix of missionary quotations on life in Guangxi, to which contemporary missionaries in South China could easily relate. Although this is a regional study, readers will gain a much clearer picture of nineteenth- and twentieth-century missions and be spurred on to sacrificially make Christ known in the least reached parts of the world.

Editorial Reviews


"Arthur Lin has done a great service to the body of Christ with his thoroughly researched and well-written book on Guangxi. Having visited Guangxi many times since the 1980s, I found it refreshing to read about the many courageous servants of Christ who sacrificially labored away to establish God's kingdom in this little-known and impoverished province."

--Paul Hattaway, Director, Asia Harvest; author of The Heavenly Man and Back to Jerusalem


"Meticulously researched and skillfully narrated, Lin's documentary portrait gives voice to the hundreds of missionaries and their children, many of them martyrs, who brought the gospel to Guangxi province. This valuable contribution to the history of Chinese Christianity fills out an important chapter, the significance of which extends beyond the borders of Guangxi and even China."

--Brent Fulton, Founder/Catalyst, ChinaSource

About the Author

Arthur Lin teaches undergraduate courses in the humanities. He has an interest in the expansion of the gospel among least reached peoples and is an active participant in the global missions movement. He has studied missions and missiology at the doctoral level in the United States and Southeast Asia.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pickwick Publications (January 29, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 188 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1532677707
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1532677700



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