Being a Christian in China—Looking at the Process of Modernization From a Religious Perspective

Christianity impacted and challenged traditional Chinese values. During the late Qing period, more than 100 anti-missionary riots took place in China, i.e., massacres of Christian missionaries. One hundred years later, the Chinese government still sees Christianity as a threat. Christian population rapidly grows in the country, and we see a trend of intellectuals becoming followers. Is this phenomenon an expression of their personal faith, or is it a portrayal of their resolution and introspection of modern values?


About the Documentary

China’s Leap of Faith: The Bamboo Cross
Directed by: Christopher Sumpton
Chinese Christians are growing in number. In the process of negotiating with the government, the believers establish the “official” and “unofficial” churches. How do they keep their faith under the government’s control?