This article is based on fieldwork research in Nanyang Prefecture of Henan Province. Using the concept of “lived religion” and a life history approach, the author describes a kind of Pentecostal-style Christian life practiced in a particular locality. Through an analysis of charismatic leaders of healing, confession and the born-again experience, and the role of spiritual songs in celebrations, the author found that the local Christians are shuling 属灵 (spiritual) or Ling’en 灵恩 (Pentecostal) to a great extent, but they are not necessarily aligned with a particular Pentecostal denomination in terms of theology or church organization. In addition, the author emphasizes the importance of focusing on the local sphere as the proper unit of analysis when studying Christianity in China, rather than discussing Christianity in China on a national level.

In: Review of Religion and Chinese Society
In: Yearbook of Chinese Theology 2017

This chapter is based on fieldwork research in Nanyang Prefecture of Henan Province. Using the concept of “lived religion” and a life history approach, the author describes a kind of Pentecostal-style Christian life practiced in a particular locality. Through an analysis of charismatic leaders of healing, confession and the born-again experience, and the role of spiritual songs in celebrations, the author found that the local Christians are shuling 属灵 (spiritual) or ling’en 灵恩 (Pentecostal) to a great extent, but they are not necessarily Pentecostalists—that is, they are not aligned with a particular Pentecostal denomination in terms of theology or church organization. In addition, the author emphasizes the importance of focusing on the local sphere as the proper unit of analysis when studying Christianity in China, rather than discussing Christianity in China on a national level.

In: Global Chinese Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity
In: Global Chinese Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity

This paper explores the determinants of the abnormal and volatile fluctuations of China’s agricultural product prices in recent years by examining the trading behavior of traders, especially that of irrational noise traders. We present an overlapping generations model of the garlic market in which noise traders with erroneous beliefs influence prices. Noise traders’ beliefs create a risk in the price of agricultural products that deters rational arbitrageurs from aggressively betting against them through changing supplies in a way that enables prices to diverge significantly from fundamental values even in the absence of fundamental risk. We also show that asymmetry of supply information, low price elasticity of demand, speculative capital inflows, restricted distribution channels, distorted wholesale markets from the perspective of market mechanisms and low risk aversion, biased self-attribution, and projection bias from the perspective of investor psychology, all influence expectations of investors and increase the volatility of agricultural product prices.

In: Frontiers of Business Research in China

Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics simulations combined with an electrostatic point charge model reveal that quasi one-dimensional (1D) water chains break down and restore dynamically inside the carbon nanotube (6, 6). The models of finite water chains include a pair of hydronium and hydroxyl ions separated by several water molecules. Fluctuations of the hydrogen-bonded path interrupt the continuous proton transport along the 1D water chains considerably. Driven by electrostatics, protons can move either toward or away from the breaking point of the water chains depending on the dipole orientation of the end water. As a result, both the hydronium and the hydroxyl ions are repelled by the breaking point of the water chains.

In: Computing Letters

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This article uses data from surveys of urban residents in the Pearl River Delta from 1986 to 2004 to describe the stock of assets held by the middle class, how that stock changed, and how these data compare with those of lower-income strata. We find that the new middle class (which constitutes the majority of the middle class) holds significant and increasing assets, thanks to high and stable incomes; that stocks of financial assets are increasing more slowly and there is little investment in negotiable securities, both due to a long term slump in the market and more importantly to the new middle class’s consumption culture; and that asset choices are affected by state policy on distribution and consumption.

In: Residency, Class, and Community in the Contemporary Chinese City

Since the 1990s, China has exhibited growth in both foreign trade and the economy. Promoting environmental protection and sustainable economic growth are main concerns in the academic profession in the country. This paper makes an empirical analysis of trade and environmental pollution, and discusses the inherent relationship between foreign trade, environmental protection and sustainable economic growth. In addition, this paper makes several policy suggestions with a view to adjusting trade structure, enforcing environmental protection and promoting sustainable economic growth in China.

In: Frontiers of Economics in China