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Yankee on the Yangtze based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I have to say at the end that I have some admiration for Quimby, not so much for his missionary work in China (focussed mostly on education), but for his integrity and humility. His mission ultimately comes to an end with the establishment of Communist China, but he wouldn't - and nor could the reader - see that as a failure. His education work in China, and encouragement of village enterprise under the aegis of Chiang Kai-shek is particularly interesting in its parallels with very similar work being done by others in China, particularly Rewi Alley as detailed in Thomas's biography of Edgar Snow, 'Season of High Adventure' I will probably think back to this book as I read others on Chinese history, and seek out a few more from the perpective of the Christian missionary movement. Certainly recommended for anyone reading into the relationship between China and the West during the period of the Chinese Republic.