Religion: Christianity in China

Christianity is staging a comeback in China this year—a comeback almost unbelievable to those who remember its plight there in 1927. The change is due entirely to the war with Japan and the part missionaries have played in the struggle. But no amount of missionary heroism could have revived Christianity so quickly if Chinese nationalism had not done a complete about-face in its reaction to the white man's religion.

In 1927 the Chinese revolutionaries hounded churchmen from one end of the Yangtze to the other as "running dogs of imperialism"—and the imperialism they hated...

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