ZHEJIANG: Inside the greatest christian revival in history (book 3)

ISBN 978 1909281 74 5
272 pages.
Published 4/4/2021

£6.99 - £13.99

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‘In one six-week period in November and December, more than four hundred church buildings were bulldozed to the ground.’

Zhejiang, a prosperous eastern province, is home to the highest percentage of Christians in China. This volume describes how God established His kingdom there. The region contains so many churches that it has earned the nickname ‘the Jerusalem of China’. 

The Church in Zhejiang made great sacrifices during the Cultural Revolution. From just one city, 48 church leaders died for their faith. The Communists earmarked Zhejiang as a ‘religion-free zone’, yet Jesus Christ is worshipped today by more than thirteen million people throughout the province. 

This is the third volume in The China Chronicles, which tells the modern history of the Church in China. The series is designed to inform the wider world of the astonishing work of the Holy Spirit in the world’s most populous country.

The China Chronicles

Paul Hattaway has served as a missionary in China for thirty years, gradually gaining the trust of Christian leaders throughout the country. He is the author of numerous books, and is founder and director of the mission agency Asia Harvest.Audience:

Documenting incredible stories of faith against the backdrop of the great sweep of history in China, this book – like the two before it – is eminently readable and offers a unique insight into the story of the evangelical church in the country. — David Adams ― Sight Magazine

Foreword by Moses Xie

The China Chronicles overview

Introduction ix xi

Early Christians in Zhejiang 9

1840s 12

1850s 20

1860s and 1870s 35

1880s 51

1890s 61

1900s 74

1910s and 1920s 91

1930s 102

1940s and 1950s 114

1960s 124

1970s 136

1980s 149

Miao Zizhong—the Cedar of Lebanon 164

1990s 174

2000s 191

2010s 208

The future of the Church in Zhejiang 226


Evangelical Christians in Zhejiang (1843–2020) 231

Map of Christians in Zhejiang 233

Map of China’s Christians 234

A survey of Christians in China 235

Table of Christians in Zhejiang 238

Notes 241

Selected bibliography 254

Contact details 257