Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family

Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family

by Jennifer Lin
Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family

Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family

by Jennifer Lin

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Overview

Within the next decade, China could be home to more Christians than any country in the world. Through the 150-year saga of a single family, this book vividly dramatizes the remarkable religious evolution of the world’s most populous nation. Shanghai Faithful is both a touching family memoir and a chronicle of the astonishing spread of Christianity in China. Five generations of the Lin family—buffeted by history’s crosscurrents and personal strife—bring to life an epoch that is still unfolding. A compelling cast—a poor fisherman, a doctor who treated opium addicts, an Ivy League–educated priest, and the charismatic preacher Watchman Nee—sets the book in motion. Veteran journalist Jennifer Lin takes readers from remote nineteenth-century mission outposts to the thriving house churches and cathedrals of today’s China. The Lin family—and the book’s central figure, the Reverend Lin Pu-chi—offer witness to China’s tumultuous past, up to and beyond the betrayals and madness of the Cultural Revolution, when the family’s resolute faith led to years of suffering. Forgiveness and redemption bring the story full circle. With its sweep of history and the intimacy of long-hidden family stories, Shanghai Faithful offers a fresh look at Christianity in China—past, present, and future.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538121276
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/21/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Lin is an award-winning journalist and former correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer in Beijing, New York, and Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

List of Characters Note on Spellings and Reporting Introduction Prologue: Shanghai, 1956 Part I. Foreign Ghosts 1 Cook: Fujian Province, Mid-1800s 2 Doctor: Fujian Province, 1890 3 Firstborn: Fuzhou, 1907 Part II. Patriots 4 Light and Truth: Shanghai, 1913 5 A Modern Man: Aboard SS Nanking, 1918 6 Second Daughter: Fuzhou, 1920 7 Running Dog: Fuzhou, 1924 8 Alma Mater: Fuzhou, 1928 Part III. A House Divided 9 Watchman Nee: Shanghai, 1932 10 Island of Shanghai: Shanghai, 1937 11 Bund to Boardwalk: Shanghai, 1949 Part IV. New Order 12 American Wolves: Shanghai, 1950 13 Missing: Shanghai, 1955 14 Prelude: Shanghai, 1957 Part V. Bad Elements 15 Lane 170: Shanghai, 1966 16 Yellow Music: Shanghai, 1968 17 Barefoot Doctor: Jilin Province, 1969 18 Passages: Shanghai, 1971 19 Father, Hello! Shanghai, 1972 20 Lost: Jilin Province, 1973 Part IV. Revival 21 Faith: Fuzhou, 2015 Epilogue Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography

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