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China, People's Republic of
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I. General – II. History and Civilization – III. History of Religion – IV. Chinese Religions and Missiology – V. Christianity

I. General

1. Geography, climate, population.

Over the centuries, China has integrated a wide variety of cultures, including influences from far distant lands. It has not always included all the territory it does today. With a current area of approx. 9.6 million km2, China is broken up by long…

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Schmidt-Glintzer, Helwig, Seiwert, Hubert, Chi Chung Lee, Archie and Tze Ming Ng, Peter, “China, People's Republic of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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