Stories of Chinese Christianity
Recording the life stories of significant figures in Chinese Christianity across the centuries and around the world.Learn more
Second Protestant missionary to China; with Robert Morrison, co-translator of the Bible into Chinese; engaged in pioneer evangelism. Mentor of Liang Fa, China’s first evangelist.Read the story
A brilliant linguist, careful student of Chinese culture, tireless evangelist, eloquent spokesman for the spiritual needs of China’s unevangelized millions.Read the story
Builders of the Chinese Church
This collection contains the stories of nine leading pioneers who laid the groundwork for a solid, healthy, and self-sustaining Chinese church.See All Stories
1888 — 1979
Zhao Zichen was one of the most influential theologians in the 20th century in China, the early creator of China's contextualized theology, and the earliest advocate of "Chinese Systematic Theology"; a theologian, religious educator, poet, and writer.
1844 — 1918
Pioneer missionary; Deputy Director of the CIM for more than three decades; longest-serving member of the CIM at the time of his death.
1873 — 1951
A Scottish physician specializing in psoriasis, serving with an English Presbyterian medical mission, like his father before him. He spent his life pioneering modern medical care in Formosa (Taiwan) and China, dedicating 50 years to caring for leprosy victims and striving to eradicate the disease.
1870 — 1952
Founded schools for women and children with disabilities during 48 years of service.
1853 — 1912
Medical doctor, church planter, itinerant evangelist, seminary professor, translator, writer and publisher, and supporter of numerous mercy ministries. Said to have been the longest-serving Southern Baptist missionary in China.
1831 — 1906
First translator of the Old Testament into Mandarin and Easy Wenli, elected Bishop of China for the Anglican church.
1902 — 1992
International Bible teacher, conference speaker, revival preacher. Bible college president. Prolific author. General Director of Overseas Missionary Fellowship (formerly known as China Inland Mission) in the 1950s and 1960s. He became an elder statesman and worldwide conference speaker from his retirement until his death.