A History of Christianity in China


Unit 4: The Communist Regime (1950-Present)

Welcome to Unit 4!

In this unit, we will look at the Communist era of China (1950 - Present) and examine Christianity in the new China.

This era saw the rise of communism, Mao Zedong, and the Cultural Revolution. Sweeping changes took place in China during this time and had a profound impact on Christians living in that country. By the late 1970's China was changing again, with Deng Xiaoping breaking Maoist power and instituting reforms which allowed Christianity to have a presence in China once again.