The Golden Age of Protestantism

1900
30,000 Chinese Christians and 200 missionaries are killed during the Boxer Uprising; Wang Mingdao is born

1901
Watchman Nee and John Sung are born

1904
Samuel Pollard begins missionary work among the Miao

1905
Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission (CIM), dies

1908
Revival breaks out in Manchuria under the ministry of Canadian missionary Jonathan Goforth

1911
Revolution overthrows Qing dynasty; Sun Yat-sen becomes provisional president of new Republic of China; James Fraser arrives in Yunnan province and begins missionary work among the Lisu

1912
Sun Yat-sen founds Kuomintang (Nationalist Party)

1914-1918
World War I

1917
Paul Wei founds True Jesus Church in Beijing

1919
Treaty of Versailles awards German properties in Shantung, China, to Japan; China feels betrayed and refuses to sign; May Fourth student protest in Tiananmen Square marks new surge of nationalism and cultural reform in China

1920
Mary Stone launches Shanghai Bethel Mission

1921
Chinese Communist Party is founded in Shanghai

1922
Communists and anarchists protest Conference of World Student Christian Federations in Beijing

1923
James Yen founds Mass Education Movement; starts rural reconstruction in Dingxian three years later

1926
First two Chinese Catholic bishops are consecrated; Jing Dianying starts Christian community that later becomes known as the Jesus Family

1928
Watchman Nee starts "Little Flock" church in Shanghai; Yifang Wu becomes president of Jinling College for Women

War and Revolution

1930
Norwegian missionary Marie Monsen visits Shandong and sparks Pentecostal-like revival across the province

1931
Japan invades Manchuria

1932 Pearl Buck gives speech, "Is There a Case for ...

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