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Fújiàn Fukien Fokyen Ka-ho-san, Chuan-chhu-oa Foochow Big-Hat Toa-bo a mountain about 2,000 feet high within 25 miles of Amoy Su-beng-su Ko-koa (??) [Gaoqi  [Gaoqi--site of Gaoqi International Airport, a small town about three miles northwest from Amoy."  Lam-tai-bu Changchow [Zhangzhou]  Chiang-Chiu Chang-chow and Chuan-chow Zhangpu Ka-ho-san huan-chhu-oa (outskirts of Amoy in hills) The Po-lam Bridge Loh-iu Luoyang ?? Chhah Siang ? Huì’an Pu-Nan Pho-Lam ?? 30 miles upriver from Amoy Chiang Kai-Shek. Chee-ang Khy-sheck Jiang Jieshi DELL ??  Metro ??? ???  Wal-mart"Life of Christ by Chinese Artists!" (1940)
Xinjie Church China's Oldest Protestant Church Reformed  Church of America
Fújiàn Fukien Fokyen Ka-ho-san, Chuan-chhu-oa Foochow Big-Hat Toa-bo a mountain about 2,000 feet high within 25 miles of Amoy Su-beng-su Ko-koa (??) [Gaoqi  [Gaoqi--site of Gaoqi International Airport, a small town about three miles northwest from Amoy."  Lam-tai-bu Changchow [Zhangzhou]  Chiang-Chiu Chang-chow and Chuan-chow Zhangpu Ka-ho-san huan-chhu-oa (outskirts of Amoy in hills) The Po-lam Bridge Loh-iu Luoyang ?? Chhah Siang ? Huì’an Pu-Nan Pho-Lam ?? 30 miles upriver from Amoy Chiang Kai-Shek. Chee-ang Khy-sheck Jiang Jieshi DELL ??  Metro ??? ???  Wal-mart"City of Springs" (Quanzhou, 1902) China Studies Program Xiamen FujianChina Studies Program CSP

China Studies Program Xiamen FujianEpitaphs from some ancient Foreign Graves on Gulangyu


Some of Xiamen's 40+ Churches
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Xinjie Church (China’s oldest Protestant Church) 基督教新街堂
Add: #29 Táiguāng Jiē 台光街29号 Tel: 2072383
Join the English Corner; Sundays 4:30 to 6PM

Trinity Church, Gǔlàngyǔ (Sānyītáng) 基督教三一堂鼓浪屿
Add: Gǔlàngyǔ, #71 ānhǎi Lù Tel: 2068127

Jiangtou New District Church the Noah's Ark church near SM MallJiāngtóu New District Church (The “Ark”) 基督教江头新区福音堂
Add: Húlǐ District, #12 Hedong Lu  湖里区禾东路12号 Tel: 5511667
Needs help with English corner (Sat. afternoons)
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Xìnglín Gāopǔ Church 基督教高浦堂
Add: Xìnglín District, Gāopǔ Village 高浦村 Tel: 2065512

Hǎicāng Church 基督教海沧堂
Add: Xìnglín District, Hǎicāng Jiē 杏林区海沧街 Tel: 6082672

Jīměi Hòuxī Church基督教后溪堂
Add: Jīměi District, Hòuxī Jiē 集美区后溪街路 Tel: 6260580

Jīměi Church 基督教集美堂
Add: Jīměi District, Xūnjiāng Lù 集美区浔江路 Tel: 6065636 Needs help with Friday Night English Corner

Xiáxī Church 基督教霞溪堂Bamboo Church in Xiamen
Add: #24 Xiáxī Lù 霞溪路24号 Tel: 2072591

Zhàishàng Church 基督教寨上堂
Add: Húlǐ, Héshānzhēng Gāodiàn Cūn 湖里区禾山征高殿村 Tel: 6035540

Zhūshù (Bamboo) Church 厦门基督教竹树堂
Add: #133 Kāihē Lù 开禾路133号 Tel: 2017382

Xiàmén Christian Council (Xiàmén Shì Jīdūjiào Zhùzì àiguó Yùndònghuì)厦门市基督教主自爱国运动会(协会)
Add: #86 Zhōngshān Lù 中山路86号 Tel: 2025281


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Quick Overview of Xiamen Church History

Christianity in Xiàmén.
Xiàmén has 54 pastors in 40 registered churches, including the oldest Protes-tant Church in China, built in 1848. But the first Christians may have arrived over 1,000 years ago.

A stele in a Xī’ān museum was erected Jan. 7, 781 to celebrate the arrival of Nestorian Christianity, the “Luminous Religion (Jǐngjiào 秦景) in 635 A.D. The stele also lists the names of 70 Assyrian missionaries. Nestorians may have arrived in South Fújiàn about the same time as the Muslims. The photo to the right is of one many Nestorian tombstones in the Quánzhou Maritime Museum (which I’ve visited literally dozens of times). And in the late 1800s, an ancient stone cross was discovered at the foot of a hill in Zhāngzhōu, just 40km west of us.

In the 1300s Marco Polo reported that Fúzhōu had a large group of Chris-tians with roots going back hundreds of years. By the early 1300s, Quán-zhōu had 3 Franciscan cathedrals, as well as a Jewish community. And given that Xiàmén had best port, it is not unlikely that Xiàmén was frequented by Muslims, Manicheans, Nestorians, Franciscans, or Sòng Dynasty Scientologists.

Xiàmén—Birthplace of Chinese Protestantism
Whether or not Xiàmén had Muslims, Nestorians and Franciscans, it was certainly the “Birthplace of Modern Protestantism,” with China’s 1st Protes-tant church.

Xīnjiē (Sin Khoe A) — 1st Church of China (新街礼拜堂) Every two-horse-town in America has a First Baptist or a First Methodist, but there is only one First Church of China—right here in Xiàmén. China’s first Protestant church was built in 1848 for the princely sum of $3000. Today the church has services of different kinds almost every day of the week. Sunday services are in Mǐnnán dialect and Mandarin.
Tel: 2072383. Address: Near corner of Zhōngshān Lù and Sīmīng Lù (中山路和思明路十字路口), across from the Trust-Mart & KFC.
Buses: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 27, 32, 45, 48, 51, 67, 71

Zhūshù Church (Bamboo Church (Zhūshùtáng 竹树堂) was built in 1849 and cooperated closely with Xīnjiē, even sharing elders and deacons. The Zhūshù actually began services on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19th, 1847, in the Bamboo House (竹树脚民房). They added an upper room with capacity of 100 worshippers in July, 1850. The church burned down in 1903, was rebuilt with the help of American donations in 1904, and the present church was built in 1935 under the guidance of a Chinese member who had graduated from engineering school in the U.S. Church membership fell during the Japanese occupation but by the mid 1940s was back up to over 600. Services were suspended from 1966 until Dec. 20th, 1981.
By 1983, attendance was up to 700. Zhūshù now has 3 pastors, 24 dea-cons, attendance of 3,000, and programs virtually daily.
The 391.5m2 red and white brick church is on a 2,751m2 lot on the small market road just off Xiàhé Lù (夏和路) near the harbor.
Add: #129 Kāihé Lù 开禾路129号 Tel: 29877381 (2) www.zhushu.org/

Gulangyu Foreigners' Gravesforeigner's tombstones that used to be on Gulangyu foreign cemetery
Foreigners’ tombstones on Gǔlàngyǔ dated back to the 1600s, but the cemetery was destroyed in the 1950s in protest of Britain’s invasion of Egypt. The only foreign tombstone still remaining on Gǔlàngyǔ is of an Indian from Bombay. Fortunately, Giles’ “A Short History of Koolangsu” (1878) records a few of the inscriptions for us:

“The following inscriptions will be found quite close to the residence of Dr. Manson:--”

Here lieth the body of Capt. Stepn. Baker who Was late Commandr.
Of ye SUCCESS who Departed this life Ob. Sep. 6 Anno
Octob. Ye 18, Ann. 1700. Aged 49 years.

Here lieth the body of John Duffield Son of Henry Duffield, Comr. of ye TRUMBULL Dom. Et. XIIL annos Dom. 1698

Sepultura De Domingo FANGII INAN Y otros dos Indios de Philipinas que falleeie- Ron en Oct. ano de 1759.

Sacred To the memory of Augustus Percival Greene, F.R.A.S. Lieut. Of H.M.S. “Plover” Who died on board that Vessel on Dec. 2, 1844.
Aged 26 years 9 months 3 days.

This Monument was erected In memory of those who perished In the British schooner “Pearl”Lost in the Typhoon off Chapel Island On the night of the 12th June 1866.

In memory of Richard A. Breck Late a master in the U.S. navy. Who on Sep. 22, 1874 Was drowned while bathing Aged 26. Erected by his brothers Officers of the U.S.S. “Yantic”

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