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Old 11-15-2017, 05:22 PM
 
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I don't have a detailed knowledge about this either, but it does seem that various evangelical fundamentalist Christian groups, plus Mormons (I'm not saying they aren't Christian, BTW), have put a lot of effort into converting people in Asia during the 20th century.

As someone living in the US, its interesting how many Korean immigrants here belong to such churches ... much more so than back in Korea, I think.
Yes, during the 19th and 20th century, Christians were very active in China and very influential. The leaders of the Xinhai Revolution (Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek and the Soong family) that overthrew the Qing dynasty were Christians (Protestant). The Taiping Rebellion before that which greatly weakened the Qing Dynasty were also by "Christians", although this might be more accurately referred to as a Christian cult.
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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There are lots more Protestants than Catholics in South Korea. It is extremely weird that 90%+ of SEA Chinese Christians are Catholics when most of SEA outside of the Philippines were colonized by Protestant nations.
you must remember that the Catholics led by the Pope is a "state" by itself. colonization or no colonization, they must spread their faith. that's why they have missionaries like the Jesuits, Franciscans, Dominicans, etc. that's their job. compared that with the Protestants. they are not centralized. mostly, they rely on their local church only. and they have families to raise too. the catholic missionaries/priest don't have that baggage. they can go alone, even to the remotest part of the world.


anyway, Wikipedia says that even before colonization or Marco Polo, Christian missionaries already reached china
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:53 PM
 
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you must remember that the Catholics led by the Pope is a "state" by itself. colonization or no colonization, they must spread their faith. that's why they have missionaries like the Jesuits, Franciscans, Dominicans, etc. that's their job. compared that with the Protestants. they are not centralized. mostly, they rely on their local church only. and they have families to raise too. the catholic missionaries/priest don't have that baggage. they can go alone, even to the remotest part of the world.


anyway, Wikipedia says that even before colonization or Marco Polo, Christian missionaries already reached china
However the central organization also made it easier for recent Chinese governments to find a target when cracking down. But then that may be after expatriate communities already got a foothold established in other parts of Asia
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