The United States is founded as Christian nation; its influence is on all aspects of American’s life. Also, Christianity has been playing critical role in the life of Chinese immigrants. As soon as Chinese immigrants were into the United States, Christianity has been spreading around the Chinese society day after day. After World War II, especially since 1965,the United States opened the door for Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Southeast Asia, mainland China. Over the years more and more Chinese have begun to believe in Christianity. Beside the population increase and origin diversity of Chinese Americans, traditional Chinese beliefs have been facing challenges for the variety of Chinese Americans'' religious options. From the observation of religious preference in Chinese American society, it can be found out that to what degree Chinese American immigrants have accommodated into American society, continually been seeking where they belong to, and being aware of the attachment for the ethnic culture. This study focus on demonstrating the religious preference of Taiwanese immigrants in the United States after 1980s, and further discussing how to find a balance between their tradition and American culture.
This study had four major subjects. First of all, probing into the footprints of Taiwanese immigrants to US from 1980 is one part of this study, and it further dissect how Taiwanese immigrants keep a foothold in the US with the amendments of the immigration policies. Second,examine where the local Chinese Christian Churches in America originated from. Analyze the factors that affect Chinese immigrants to consider the church and the benefits that the church can offer. Furthermore, introduce the characteristics of Chinese Christian Church and trace the development of the Chinese churches. Third, study the relationship between Taiwanese immigrants and Bread of Life Christian Church in America. Fourth, examine how Taiwanese immigrants in America seek for their own and religious identity through questionnaires, looking at various sorts of views in Taiwanese Christian from baptism, next to assimilation and integration in the end.