Chinese and the Church

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An upcoming book about the history of the LDS church in Taiwan is due out July 31, 2017. This book is written by a friend and coworker of mine Felipe Chou and his wife Petra. Both have extensive knowledge of the church in that area and have spent the last few years researching and interviewing […]

The most recent edition of Mormon Historical Studies is out and has a few great articles on the Church in Asia. You can see the Table of Contents here as well as order a copy. http://mormonhistoricsites.org/mormon-historical-studies-springfall-2016-vol-17-no-1-2/ Early Mormon Missionary Work in Hong Kong: The Letters of James Lewis to Apostle and Church Historian George A. […]

This year is the 60th Anniversary of Missionary work in Taiwan. You can view the proceeding via a Facebook group. A great video was made for the Memorial Event. You can watch that here.

On December 20th, 1965 the Chinese Book of Mormon was published for the first time. Work on a Chinese translation of the Book of Mormon started shortly after missionaries arrived in 1955 to Hong Kong. President Grant Heaton, hired a few people to translate portions of the Book of Mormon and then had formed a […]

China, Japan, and Utah: The Transnational Passages of a Mormon Family Melissa Inouye gave presentation at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square last month with a interesting and fun look at her family in comparison of how the Chinese and Mormon’s have been portrayed in history. You can watch the whole presentation here: https://history.lds.org/article/pioneers-in-every-land-melissa-wei-tsing-inouye-?lang=eng

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 view the entire talk. with English voiceover, here and in Cantonese here. View the article on ksl.com also on Deseret News.

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You can now find many resources in Simplified Chinese on LDS.org. https://www.lds.org/languages/zhs?lang=zhs The Scriptures are only viewable in PDF form, but hopefully soon will be displayed like all the other languages. You can download the Triple here and the Book of Mormon here. 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. All Videos: http://asianmormonstudies.org/2014/06/23/conference-videos-are-up/ or http://vimeo.com/channels/752125/ Melissa Inouye from Paris Fox on Vimeo. Pierre Vendassi from Paris Fox on Vimeo.

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.