British immigration policies and British Chinese Christianity

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British immigration policies since the twentieth century have influenced the shape of British Chinese Christianity. In the first half of the twentieth century, most Chinese in Britain were “coolie” laborers coming from the Chinese mainland. This would shift in the 1960s–1970s to those coming via commonwealth regions, with over 90 percent in 1985 employed in catering work. These populations would shape the early evangelistic work and advent of British Chinese churches. Moreover, the recent influx of migrants from mainland China and Hong Kong pose new and interesting challenges to these overall dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcclesial Diversity in Chinese Christianity
EditorsAlexander Chow, Easten Law
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030730697
ISBN (Print)9783030730680
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2021

Publication series

NamePathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2634-6591


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