Survey of Chinese Students in Australia

By David Xing, November 2016 In April 2016 Thriving Turtles conducted a survey amongst Chinese International students at four universities in Sydney: The University of NSW; The University of Sydney; The University of Science and Technology (UTS); and Macquarie University. The survey was targeted at Christian students who were recruited…

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A call to Partnership in Chinese Returnee Ministry

In September 2016 the China Source Quarterly Journal was devoted to the issue of helping Chinese Returnees thrive as Christians after returning to China. Living in another country can be a life-changing experience. The longer the stay and the greater the immersion into that country’s social life, the deeper and…

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The Church in China – An Introduction

A Chinese translation of this article is available here This article is intended to be a brief introduction to the church in China for Chinese who have become Christians while overseas and want to understand something about the church in China before returning there. A common misunderstanding by many Chinese…

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George

This story is a work of fiction, however it is based on the real life experiences of many Chinese students. George is from a well-connected family in Beijing. He came to Australia to do a Masters in Accounting and Finance degree. During orientation, George met some friendly students who invited…

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Other Websites

The links below are for other website resources that you may find helpful. The Sea Turtles website which is based in the UK.  It contains many helpful resources in both English and Chinese. http://www.seaturtles.org.uk Chinese Student Ministries Netherlands is a Dutch organisation similar to Thriving Turtles.  They have English, Chinese and…

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Cultural challenges facing new Christians

By Nick Devas – 20 March, 2014 (used with author’s permission) The Gospel of Jesus Christ presents challenges to all cultures, whether Western or Eastern.(1) The Chinese have a culture that stretches over several thousand years. It includes many strands, such as Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Many aspects of Chinese…

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