Han Chinese, Puxian in China

Population

2,914,000

Christian

5%

Evangelical

4.4%

Largest Religion

Main Language

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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
10/40 Window Yes
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.
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People Name General Han Chinese, Puxian
People Name in Country Han Chinese, Puxian
ROP3 Code 114089
Joshua Project People ID 18481
Indigenous Yes
Population in China 2,914,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Han Chinese, Henghua, Hinghua, Hinghua Min, Hsingua, Putian, Puxian, Pu-Xian, Xianyou, Xinghua Min, Xinghua, Putian,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chinese, Pu-Xian 2,914,115
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Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Chinese
People Name General Han Chinese, Puxian
Ethnic Code MSY42a
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Largest Religion Non-Religious
Buddhism
25.00%
Christianity
5%    ( Evangelical  4.4% )
Ethnic Religions
34.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
36.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
91.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
1.00%
Roman Catholic
8.00%
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