Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui Sheng Gong Index (1955-1957)

The Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (“Chinese Anglican”) official publication The Chinese Churchmen (圣 公会报) ceased publication after the political changes in China in 1949. On 2 January 1955 Chinese Churchmen (圣工), literally meaning “sacred work”, was launched. It appeared more or less a quarterly magazine until the end of 1957, the eve of the “Great Leap Forward” in China.

This publication is not widely known nor available in public, however. Copies still survive in the China East (Huadong) Seminary in Shanghai, and in the Shanghai Municipal Library. It offers important insight on the life and work of the Chinese Anglicans in the beginnings of the post-denominational period in Chinese Christianity.

We are grateful to Miss Li Cuixiang for compiling the index. The (unofficial) English translation is provided by Michael Poon.

Sheng Gong (圣工)Index (1955-1957)

See also CSCA Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui Source Documents.

A note from Dr Michael Nai-Chiu Poon, Director, Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia

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  1. Alice C. Linsley Says:

    Thank you, Dr. Poon, for this excellent resource for missiologists. It is unfortunate that the Bishops of Shangai found it desirable to have as their primate an American Bishop in 1903. This couldn’t have helped the cause of Chinese Anglicans.

    I wasn’t able to access all the archived sermons and essays from the links provided. Perhaps we could have an English translation of the ones titled “The Church’s Witness” from 7/01/1956 and “Mary: Mother of God” from 5/01/1955?