Effects Of Missionaries On The Han Chinese Population.docx

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marked the beginning, popularization, and spread of Christianity in China in the early days and after the formation of the Peoples' Republic of China in 1949. Following the spread and expansion of Christianity among the Han Chinese people, both Christian and protestant missionaries started building churches across china to increase the number of converts. Christian groups also emerged among the indigenous populace such as the 1 Raymond Scupin, "The Anthropology of Islam as “AppliedAnthropology”,"Reviews in Anthropology 32, no. 2 (2003): 56, doi:10.1080/00988150390197668a. 2 Scupin, "“AppliedAnthropology”," 60 .
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3 Chinese national YMCA that advocated for indigenization of Christianity 3 . As a result, indigenous people were given leadership roles in the churches, and this further increased the number of converts across the country. Christian missionaries also built health centers and learning institutions across china. Lack of literacy was the primary motivating factor to the spread of Christianity and the conversion of many Han Chinese people. Thus, the introduction of literacy and formal education by the missionaries impacted significantly on the Chinese population across all ages and regions. Many professionals and students, as well as people living in both rural and urban areas, embraced and adopted Christianity as their new religion. Most of the effects of Christian missionaries among the Han Chinese were much felt in their ways of life, economy, and political aspects. Establishment of learning institutions led to the development of formal, non-formal, and informal levels of education across China. The missionaries introduced different levels of schooling, including kindergarten, high school, college, and university, to comprise formal education. Literacy programs were also added to
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