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Han Chinese, Puxian in China

Han Chinese, Puxian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,041,000 Chinese, Pu-Xian Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.50 % No No   

Han Chinese, Puxian in China

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Identity
Puxian people are often stereotyped by other Chinese as heroic and athletic people. Many of China's best track and field stars come from Putian. In Southeast Asia the Puxian are known as the Hinghua.

History
The Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty (1271-1368): In 1213 the Mongols, led by Genghis Khan, broke through the Great Wall which had been designed to prevent them from entering China. The Mongols swept all opposition before them, winning more territory than any other kingdom in the history of world. Their realm stretched from Southeast Asia to Hungary in Europe. The Mongol armies were brutal, killing and plundering unmercifully wherever they went. One writer at the time recounted, "If anyone were to say that at no time since the creation of man by the great God had the world experienced anything like it, he would only be telling the truth. The Mongols ... spared none. They killed women, men and children, ripped open the bodies of the pregnant and slaughtered the unborn."

Customs
Chinese leaders have long been diligent in numbering and classifying the people of China. Although vital statistics of the population date back as far as the Xia Dynasty (2200-1700 BC), the first recorded nationwide census in China was conducted in 789 BC under the reign of Emperor Zhou Xuan.

Religion
The implementation of Communist policies resulted in a ban on all religious activity across China between 1966 and 1976. Thousands of temples, mosques, and churches were smashed to the ground, and believers were forced to practice their faith in secrecy.

Christianity
The Nestorian church disappeared from China in the fourteenth century, leaving almost no trace of its existence. The heads of 70,000 Christians were piled on a heap in Xian around 1300. "This was the second disappearance of Christianity from China, and when it returned two hundred years later, the next wave of Christians seemed largely unaware that there had ever been Christians there before them." Today approximately 100,000 of the Puxian Chinese are Christians - including more than 30,000 in Putian City alone, and 90,000 in the whole of Putian County.

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Country: China
Continent: Asia
Region: Northeast Asia
Persecution Rank:27 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Approximately two and a half million Puxian Chinese densely inhabit a relatively small area in eastern Fujian Province. The Puxian take their name from nicknames of the two counties they primarily inhabit: Putian and neighboring Xianyou. Xianyou is also under the jurisdiction of Putian City. The Puxian language is spoken in an oval valley about 55 kilometers (34 mi.) wide and 100 kilometers (62 mi.) long.
(Source: Operation China, 2000)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Han Chinese, Puxian
People Name General: Han Chinese, Puxian
Alternate People Names:
Han ChineseHenghua
HinghuaHinghua Min
HsinguaPu-Xian
PutianPuxian
XianyouXinghua Min
Xinghua, Putian
ROP3 Code: 114089
Joshua Project People ID: 18481
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,041,000
Population all Countries: 3,098,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Chinese
People Name General: Han Chinese, Puxian
Ethnic Code: MSY42a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Chinese, Pu-Xian (3,041,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cpx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religions:
Buddhism25.00 % 
Christianity8.00 %(Evangelical: 5.50 %)
Ethnic Religions33.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious34.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent91.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian1.00 %
Roman Catholic8.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1892
New Testament:
1900
Complete Bible: 1912
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Chinese Union Version, Shangti Ed ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Chinese Union Version, Shen Editi ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Revised Chinese Union Version, Tr ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: 新譯本(繁體字版)
 
 
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