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THE CHINESE NETWORK BLOG

Ministry tips, cultural musings, and miscellaneous aids for ministering to Chinese international students

Saying The “L” word

Editor’s Note: Though Valentine’s day is a fast and growing holiday in China, there are very significant ways in which the Chinese differ from Americans in the way they express love and affection towards one another. Perhaps the most notable of these, is...

Christmas: What’s the Reason For This Season?

Editor’s Note: Christmas is almost here! But what does the Christmas season really mean to a Chinese international student? Christmas in China Sometime in the last month, perhaps you traced your finger down a candy cane’s stripes and savored its sweet,...

On Hospitality – [How Then Shall We Serve?]

Editor’s Note: This post is the last in a series on hospitality. In this post, we will reflect on the nature of Biblical Hospitality. We will also hear from a former Chinese student as she shares of her experience encountering the sacrificial nature of Christian...

On Hospitality – [An Awkward Thanksgiving?]

Editor’s Note: This post is the third of four in a series on hospitality. In this post, we will discuss the incredibly opportunity that the Thanksgiving season offers us to love and serve Chinese students. We will also hear from a former Chinese student as she...

On Hospitality – [Setting the Table: A Host’s Perspective]

Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a series of four that will address the subject of hospitality. In this post, we will hear from an American about her experience hosting Chinese students at her home.  A New Perspective “Make yourself at home” is a common...

On Hospitality – [Of Hosts and Houseguests]

Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a series of three that will address the subject of hospitality. In this post we will introduce some of the fundamental ways in which Chinese culture differs from Western culture in defining host-guest relations. A Thought...