While many consider early Chinese history to be composed of myths, fables, and legends, in Finding God in Ancient China author and scholar Chan Kei Thong believes that the language, stories, and rituals actually occurred during this time period and honored a creator who has since been forgotten in modern Chinese culture. According to Thong, after the division of nations at the Tower of Babel one of the groups journeyed across the Asian continent and settled in what is today the region of China. It was this group of people who established the first Chinese culture known as the Long Shan. And from this culture the first ruling dynasty, the Xia Dynasty, would emerge. Thong claims that the writings, beliefs, actions, and language conventions that were employed by the Xia Dynasty all point to a belief in the one true God; the same God who confused the languages at Babel and is today the God of the Christian faith. "Finding God in Ancient China is a remarkable achievement, a profound examination of China's cultural origins and history as a reflection of a continuous Chinese cultural sense of a connection with the divine. This book is already having a profound impact in China in a Chinese version. Everyone interested in Christianity in China should read it."
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About the Author
Chan Kei Thong is President of LDi, Inc, a U.S. company that provides executive coaching, leadership training, and operates five international schools in China. Born and educated in Singapore, he received his MBA from California State University and travels extensively for speaking engagements. He and his wife, Lisa, have lived in China for over 20 years. They have three children.
Charlene L. Fu has lived and worked in Beijing since 1986, first as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press wire service, and later as the editor of a Chinese-language quarterly magazine published by the U.S. State Department.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was fascinating, and visually beautiful to read. The complexity of Chinese culture and writing were a revelation, as was the richness and accuracy of the oral histories. A thoughtful, fresh look at an ancient culture.
This book is very well researched and easy to understand. It provides both English names and Chinese Characters. It gives strong evidence for the historical truth of Genesis. There are numerous black and white photos and illustrations which adds to the books appeal. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to have evidence to support the Biblical account of the origin of languages and the nations.