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2018 John A. Gration Lecture

How Did Churches in China Survive Communism?

The survival to revival of Protestant churches in communist China has been embedded in the political and economic structural changes of this country since 1949.

Mary Ma 2018 Gration LecturerLi (Mary) Ma, Ph.D. has a doctoral degree from Cornell University. Her first book, Surviving the State, Remaking the Church: A Sociological Portrait of Christians in Mainland China, was listed as Ten Outstanding Books of Mission Research in 2017 by the International Bulletin of Mission Research. Other books by her include The Chinese Exodus; Religious Entrepreneurism in China's Urban House Churches; Christianity, Femininity and Social Change in Contemporary China. She also writes as a columnist for Chinese public media, including Caijing, Caixin, Jiemian, Initium, etc.