Gender, Culture, and Christianity: American Protestant Mission Schools in China 1880-1930 / Edition 1

Gender, Culture, and Christianity: American Protestant Mission Schools in China 1880-1930 / Edition 1

by Gael Graham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820427675

ISBN-13: 9780820427676

Pub. Date: 12/01/1995

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Between 1880 and 1930, Christian schools established in China by American Protestant missionaries were at the peak of their popularity and autonomy. During these years, a burgeoning professional ethos and the desire to compete with native schools led to the steady secularization of the mission schools. Americans also used these schools in a campaign to alter the

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Between 1880 and 1930, Christian schools established in China by American Protestant missionaries were at the peak of their popularity and autonomy. During these years, a burgeoning professional ethos and the desire to compete with native schools led to the steady secularization of the mission schools. Americans also used these schools in a campaign to alter the gender beliefs and customs of the Chinese. The emergence of Chinese nationalism and rapid social change in the 1920s, however, caused American teaching missionaries to question their role in China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820427676
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Asian Thought and Culture Series, #25
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction1
Ch. 1A Modest Beginning: American Protestant Education in Nineteenth-Century China9
Ch. 2A Measure of Success: Compromise, Continuity, and the Expansion of Missionary Education35
Ch. 3"The Rising Tide of Emancipation": Gender Reform in the Mission Schools71
Ch. 4"A Spirit of Nationhood": Chinese Student Nationalism and the Mission Schools119
Ch. 5"On the Top of a Volcano": American Protestants and the Attack on Christian Education157
Epilogue195
Bibliography203
Index223

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