History of Missionaries in china:
Missionaries were not able to attempt conversion in China, until Matteo Ricci, lead them in with his knowledge of astronomy and other sciences. by 1652, 150,000 Chinese people had been converted to Christianity. in 1692, the Chinese Emperor issued an edict, tolerating Christianity. in 1704, the pope banned the mass spoken in Chinese, he also stated that all native people should adopt western customs. because of the popes decision, the Emperor outlawed missionary work in China. in the mid-1800s China reinstated its missionary work. by the end of the 1800s a half-million Chinese people had been converted.
Emperor Kangxi, Emperor in 1692