Welcome to America: Wendy’s Story

Editor’s note: Every international student from China has their unique journey. Often the best way to welcome them is to learn about their own personal story. This post is an interview of a former student, Wen. She reflected on her own experiences as an international...

About Patriotism – Understanding and Sharing with Students

Editor’s Note: This post is last in a series of what it means to be a patriotic Chinese and a Christ-follower, and how the two intersect. In this post, an international graduate student from China (name not identified) shares practical ways to spiritually engage...

Chinese Pragmatism: What Difference Does It Make?

In the last post, I discussed Chinese pragmatism, and how that affects the way that Chinese students approach religion. In short, it seems that, as a general trend, Chinese students seem rather less concerned about whether Christianity is true, and rather more...

Chinese Pragmatism: 10% Belief and 90% Choice?

Foreign Policy has a fascinating article on why many Chinese students who come to America to study become Christians. It weaves together several interesting anecdotes with an analysis of some of the factors that contribute to the phenomenon. The whole thing is...