Origins Of The Anglo-American Missionary Enterprise In China, 1807-1840

Origins Of The Anglo-American Missionary Enterprise In China, 1807-1840

by Murray A. Rubinstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810827700

ISBN-13: 9780810827707

Pub. Date: 09/05/1996

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Rubinstein examines the efforts of the Protestant missionaries, representatives of evangelical mission societies in Great Britain and the United States, who sought to introduce Protestant Christianity to Canton, Guangdong Province, and the great empire that was the Qing-dominated China in the decades before the Opium War. He discusses the cultural and political

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Rubinstein examines the efforts of the Protestant missionaries, representatives of evangelical mission societies in Great Britain and the United States, who sought to introduce Protestant Christianity to Canton, Guangdong Province, and the great empire that was the Qing-dominated China in the decades before the Opium War. He discusses the cultural and political background, the work of missionary pioneer Robert Morrison of the London Missionary, and follows the evolution of his mission work in Canton. The book concludes by showing how British and American missionaries joined forces to create a viable and influential Anglo-American missionary community in South China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810827707
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/05/1996
Series:
ATLA Monographs Series, #33
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The City of the Missionary1
ICanton, the Canton System, and the Western Merchant Community12
IIRobert Morrison and the Roots of the Anglo-American Mission Enterprise in China, 1782-180744
IIIRobert Morrison in Canton, 1807-181975
IVTragedy and Triumph, 1820-1827165
VForging the Anglo-American Evangelical Missionary Enterprise, 1820-1829195
VIThe Men of the American Board Mission: Questions of Background, 1800-1829231
VIIA Trans-Atlantic Mission Community Evolves in Canton, 1830-1834282
VIIIThe Mission Community and the Coming of the Opium War, 1834-1840318
Conclusion: A Graveyard in Macao on a Bright November Day358
Sources: Archival Materials and Bibliography365
Index387

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