The Cultural Contribution of British Protestant Missionaries and British-American Cooperation to China's National Development during the 1920's

The Cultural Contribution of British Protestant Missionaries and British-American Cooperation to China's National Development during the 1920's

by Dan Cui
     
 

During the period of 1920-1930, British Protestant and American missionaries engaged in many cultural activities in China, which in many ways, helped to promote China's modernization and development as a nation. In this thought-provoking study, Cui examines the missions' contributions to Chinese medical services, educational systems, and social reform, including

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During the period of 1920-1930, British Protestant and American missionaries engaged in many cultural activities in China, which in many ways, helped to promote China's modernization and development as a nation. In this thought-provoking study, Cui examines the missions' contributions to Chinese medical services, educational systems, and social reform, including the missionaries' influence on Chinese women's emancipation through missionary work. In making this assessment of the positive cultural achievements of the Protestant missionaries and their unique role in promoting China's progress and modernization, the author contradicts many traditional accounts by Chinese scholars. Recommended for all scholars of Chinese and East Asian history.

Editorial Reviews

Journal Of The History Of Christianity In Modern China
. . . the wealth of information contained in the book will make it a useful reference work.
China Quarterly
Co-operating with like-minded American missionaries...the university-trained British missionaries sought to promote the ideas of China's own secular reformers.
Ryan Dunch
...a welcome edition to the literature on Christian missions in modern China...a valuable study...
The China Quarterly
Co-operating with like-minded American missionaries...the university-trained British missionaries sought to promote the ideas of China's own secular reformers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761810292
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.11(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Cui teaches history at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto.

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