Oldest Christian Monument in China

The oldest Christian monument in China dates from the eighth century. Few Americans probably are aware that missionaries penetrated into China so long ago as that. Inasmuch as some thirteen hundred years have passed since then, and no marked advance has been made in converting the Chinese, the prospect of eventual success seems poor.

This is the Nestorian tablet or Syro-Chinese monument which stands one mile outside the gate of Singan-fu in Shen-si. The story it tells is that of the fortunes of the Nestorian mission in China between the years 636 and 781. It sets forth the dogmas of Christianity, records the history of Christian effort in China, and adds a sort of metrical thanksgiving to God and to the emperors who favored the Christian cause.

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