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All articles & reviews tagged with wang-ming-dao

Historical

November 1999
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The Fall and Rise of Wang Ming Dao

The year was 1949 and the first unified central government for forty years was in power in China. Christian believers were fearful. At the Peking (Beijing) Christian Tabernacle, the congregation prepared itself for Communist rule. Wang Ming Dao, the pastor, continued to hold tenaciously to Scripture. The Christian, he affirmed, should obey the authorities…

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Historical

October 1999
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Fire and Water – Wang Ming Dao at war

Mao Tse Tung, Chinese political leader, had been employed as a young man in the library of Peking University. There he met with the students and dreamed with them of a New China, free from imperialism, poverty and the past. Mao sat with students at the feet of the university's librarian, a professor of…

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Historical

September 1999
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Fire and Water

On 1 August 1937, five hundred people assembled for the opening of the newly-built Peking Christian Tabernacle. The threat of Japanese troops gathering outside the city could not stop the congregation attending the church’s dedication service. Peking, once known as ‘the market place of the world’s ideas’, was now a sleepy city. But within…

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Historical

August 1999
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Fire and Water: The Middle Years of Wang Ming Dao

In 1919 China, a belated ally of Britain in the First World War, was present when the treaty of Versailles was drawn up. The treaty, however, failed to meet China's demands: the country had not succeeded in ridding itself of foreign presence on its soil. German concessions in China were not revoked but merely…

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Historical

July 1999
Articles > Historical

The early life of China’s iron man

Wang Ming-Zi, the iron man of China, was dug from tough terrain. Was Wun-I, Wang's mother, a Christian? Fiery in temperament and suspicious by nature, she certainly was not a docile young woman. But on that hot summer's day in Peking (Beijing) in June 1900, Wun-I had no option but to follow her husband…

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