LDS.org has been updated to include a web version of the LDS Scriptures in Simplified Chinese. This includes the Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. No Bible at this time.
Cantonese is the first non-English language spoken at General Conference. Elder Wong spoke today about Jesus healing the man with palsy and related this to the faith of members helping others.
You can now find many resources in Simplified Chinese on LDS.org. https://www.lds.org/languages/zhs?lang=zhs
Other resources are now available including the most recent Liahona.
The Asian Mormon Studies Conference held back in March has now posted full videos of each of the presenters.
A series of video’s have been added to lds.org with the title “Unto All the World: Travels of the Apostles“. There are a few videos on Asia. Watch below.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 will be the Fourteenth Annual Mormon Studies Conference @ Utah Valley University.
The conference theme is: Mormonism and the Asian Traditions
Speakers will include: Jessie Embry, Reid Neilson, Lanier Britsch and many others.
There will also be an interfaith dialog between a Buddhist priest and a member of the LDS Church. I had the opportunity to listen to their dialog at a previous conference and the dialog was very interesting.
The Conference info is listed below.
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
“Practicing Zazen, Sitting through Church: Boredom as a Fruit of the Spirit”
Professor of Philosophy at Collin College
“Mormonism and Buddhism: Where Do Questions Begin and End”
Director of Integrated Studies Program at Utah Valley University
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
“The Trappings of Religious Culture and Ritual: Buddhism and Mormonism”
Instructor, Department of Philosophy & Humanities, Utah Valley University
“Bridging Cultures: Asian American Mormons”
Assistant Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at
Brigham Young University
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
“Interfaith Dialogue, Buddhism and Mormonism”
Jerry K. Hirano
Minister, Salt Lake Buddhist Temple
Elizabeth Ann Takasaki
former member of the Young Women General Board of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“A Mormon and a Buddhist Debate Plural Marriage:
The Letters of Elder Alma O. Taylor and the Reverend
Nishijima Kakuryo, 1901”
Managing Director, Church History Department, The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
“Historical and Cultural Challenges to LDS Missionary Work in Japan”
Emeritus Professor of history at Brigham Young University
for more information, contact Boyd Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an article about Elder Holland’s recent visit to Taiwan, Hong Kong and other parts of Asia.
Also a Deseret News Article.
Watch the Video.
Yesterday, Thursday the 6th of March was the first day of a two day conference on “The Worldwide Church: The Global Reach of Mormonism“.
We were privileged to hear from John Hilton III and Felipe Chou on the first few years of the Church in Taiwan.
You can see the full schedule here.
Adam Mears reported on the presentations in the Daily Universe.
John Hilton III presented on the first four missionaries to Taiwan. He spoke on the difficulties they experienced including the death of Elder Madsen and the small growth in the beginning. It wasn’t long before growth surpassed Hong Kong as the church established itself on the island.
Felipe Chou then spoke about the rapid growth during the 1970’s as the missionaries increased and as Chinese language material became more available. The Doctrine & Covenants in 1974 and the Pearl of a Great Price in 1976. The first stake was established in 1976 as well.
Conference details at: http://asianmormonstudies.org/program/
Or visit the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/asianmormonstudies
A link to a Deseret News article.