Adam And Tse


In 1914, the Chinese revolutionary Tse Tsan-tai tried to prove, "based on the geographical description in the Bible, that the Garden of Eden was located in China." Frank Jacobs provides context:

Tse’s outlandish theory was an attempt at proving that at least some Biblical events had taken place in China – and that therefore Christianity was not alien to the Middle Kingdom [10]. The book was meant to dispel the notion that Christianity in China was a tool of foreign powers, at a time when the countries sending the missionaries were the same ones bullying a weak China into granting them coastal concessions [11].