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History of Christianity in China:
How A Global Religion Become Localized 

Peter Tze Ming NG
March 22, 2007


Peter Ng

In 1807, the first Protestant missionary arrived in China. By 1952, all Christian missionaries were driven out of China under Communist rule. Is the ending of the missionary era the “judgment of God,” as claimed by some Chinese and Western Christian leaders? What is the experience of Chinese Christianity in the last 55 years?



Professor Ng is Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He earned his Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of London Institute of Education.


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