War And Occupation In China

Author by : Charles Bright
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : A fresh eyewitness account of the Japanese invasion of mid-China in 1937-1938, these letters by an American missionary in Hangzhou provide a vividly detailed, first-hand account of the spread of war from Shanghai across the Yangzi valley and the subsequent ordeals of military occupation seen against the better-known backdrop of the Nanjing Massacre – one man’s embedded experience in one major Chinese city of one chaotic year of war. Already 25 years in Republican China and fluent in the language when the Japanese arrived, the author was well-placed as both an observer of, and participant in harrowing events – the provost of the Hangzhou Christian College and responsible for its campus, president of the local Red Cross which organized refugee camps and shelter for those displaced by the looting and raping that ensued, and chairman of an International Committee which sought to mediate between Japanese and Chinese forces in an effort to limit destruction and then to negotiate with the occupation regime on a day-to-day basis. The letters – written twice weekly – describe pitched battles and aerial bombing, the fearful conditions of civilian refugees, the exigencies of the missionary enterprise and the experiences of foreign neutrals in wartime China, as well as the practical dilemmas of collaboration that arose under occupation – moving about, protecting refugees, procuring food, tending a dairy herd, and ministering to embattled congregations. The letters are fully annotated to give readers a fuller perspective on places, people, and events that surround the eyewitness accounts. A substantially researched introductory essay provides necessary historical background and situates the author in a longer missionary career that began in 1911 and ended with wartime internment in 1943.


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

Author by : Murray A. Rubinstein
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Examines how representatives of evangelical mission societies in Britain and the US sought to introduce Protestant Christianity to Canton, Guadngdong Province, and the Qing-dominated Chinese empire in the decades before the Opium War. Reviews the cultural and political background of the efforts, and focuses on Robert Morrison of the London Missionary and his work in Canton. Adds insight not only into missionary work in China but also the Anglo-American cooperation that led to closer theological and institutional ties. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


The Missionary Enterprise

Author by : A Missionary
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Missionary Kaleidoscope

Author by : Kathleen L. Lodwick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Missionary Experience in Asia
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The Publisher

Author by : Alan Brinkley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vintage
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Description : Acclaimed historian Alan Brinkley gives us a sharply realized portrait of Henry Luce, arguably the most important publisher of the twentieth century. As the founder of Time, Fortune, and Life magazines, Luce changed the way we consume news and the way we understand our world. Born the son of missionaries, Henry Luce spent his childhood in rural China, yet he glimpsed a milieu of power altogether different at Hotchkiss and later at Yale. While working at a Baltimore newspaper, he and Brit Hadden conceived the idea of Time: a “news-magazine” that would condense the week’s events in a format accessible to increasingly busy members of the middle class. They launched it in 1923, and young Luce quickly became a publishing titan. In 1936, after Time’s unexpected success—and Hadden’s early death—Luce published the first issue of Life, to which millions soon subscribed. Brinkley shows how Luce reinvented the magazine industry in just a decade. The appeal of Life seemingly cut across the lines of race, class, and gender. Luce himself wielded influence hitherto unknown among journalists. By the early 1940s, he had come to see his magazines as vehicles to advocate for America’s involvement in the escalating international crisis, in the process popularizing the phrase “World War II.” In spite of Luce’s great success, happiness eluded him. His second marriage—to the glamorous playwright, politician, and diplomat Clare Boothe—was a shambles. Luce spent his later years in isolation, consumed at times with conspiracy theories and peculiar vendettas. The Publisher tells a great American story of spectacular achievement—yet it never loses sight of the public and private costs at which that achievement came.


Upstream Odyssey

Author by : Daniel W. Crofts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Missionary Experience in Asia
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Description : "Upstream odyssey traces the fascinating life of Protestant missionary Daniel Crofts, the author's grandfather, who worked in China from 1895 to 1944 as a member of the China Inland Mission (CIM)."--Back cover.


Developing Mission

Author by : Joseph W. Ho
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Pearl S Buck

Author by : Peter Conn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Describes the literary, social, and personal accomplishments of the Nobel- and Pulitzer-prize-winning author and activist.


The Foreign Missionary Enterprise At Home

Author by : Daniel H Bays
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Alabama Press
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Description : This collection of 15 essays provides a fully developed account of the domestic significance of foreign missions from the 19th century through the Vietnam War. U.S. and Canadian missions to China, South America, Africa, and the Middle East have, it shows, transformed the identity and purposes of their mother countries in important ways.


The Gospel Of Gentility

Author by : Jane Hunter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : At the turn of the century, women represented over half of the American foreign mission force and had settled in "heathen" China to preach the lessons of Christian domesticity. In this engrossing narrative, Jane Hunter uses diaries, reminiscences, and letters to recreate the backgrounds of the missionaries and the problems and satisfactions they found in China. Her book offers insights not only into the experiences of these women but also into the ways they mirrored the female culture of Victorian America. "A subtle and finely written book... [on] an aspect of the mission world in China that has never before received such probing, affectionate, detailed treatment."--Jonathan Spence, New York Review of Books "An important and often entertaining work....New angles on imperialism and gentility alike."--Martin E. Marty, Reviews in American History "A triumph of sophisticated subtle intelligence. Though quite cognizant of the dark side of the confluence of American nationalism and the missionary enterprise, Hunter's interest is in moving beyond that understanding to explore how the meeting of two cultures affected, and was shaped by, a female angle of vision."--Regina Morantz-Sanchez, Signs "Jane Hunter writes better than most novelists, and she has a topic more demanding and rewarding than the subjects many novelists deal with. Her story of the valiant and ofttimes guilt-ridden women who ventured to China, singly or with spouses, to win the country for Christ creates a world and beckons readers into it."--Christian Century


Handbook Of Christianity In China

Author by : Gary Tiedemann
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : This second volume on Christianity in China covers the period from 1800 onwards up to the present, divided into three main periods, and dealing with the complexities of both Catholic and Protestant aspects. Also in this volume the reader will be guided to and through the Chinese and Western primary and secondary sources by carefully selected major scholars in the field. Produced with financial support from the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim.


Fateful Ties

Author by : Gordon H. Chang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : Americans look to China with fascination and fear, unsure whether it is friend or foe but certain it will play a crucial role in their future. This is nothing new, Gordon Chang says. Fateful Ties draws on literature, art, biography, popular culture, and politics to trace America’s long and varied preoccupation with China.


Protestant Missionaries Asian Immigrants And Ideologies Of Race In America 1850 1924

Author by : Jennifer Snow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book examines how in defending Asian rights and their own version of Christian idealism against scientific racism, missionaries developed a complex theology of race that prefigured modern ideologies of multiculturalism and reached its final, belated culmination in the liberal Protestant support of the civil rights movements in the 1960s


An American Missionary In China

Author by : Yu-ming Shaw
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : "This work traced the career of a seminal figure in twentieth-century Chinese-American relations. John Leighton Stuart began his work in China as a missionary in 1904. He moved on to head Yenching University, the leading Christian institution of higher leaning in China. During the Pacific War, Stuart was imprisoned by the Japanese. When General George C. Marshall was sent to China by President Truman in 1945 to mediate peace between the Chinese Nationalists and the Chinese Communists, Marshall chose Stuart as Ambassador to help with that mediation and to look after American interests in China. Stuart was the last to hold that post before the Chiang Kai-shek government's move to Taiwan. Shaw's research among materials in English, Chinese, and Japanese has produced a richly detailed examination of each phase of Stuart's life. Shaw presents Stuart as a Wilsonian idealist whose combination of liberal, situational values and nationalistic vision put him square in the middle, unable fully to support a Nationalist-led China and positing instead a Nationalist-Communist coalition that would favor the Nationalists and open the door to American influence."


Reforging The White Republic

Author by : Edward J. Blum
Languange : en
Publisher by : LSU Press
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Description : During Reconstruction, former abolitionists in the North had a golden opportunity to pursue true racial justice and permanent reform in America. But why, after the sacrifice made by thousands of Civil War patriots to arrive at this juncture, did the moment slip away, leaving many whites throughout the North and South more racist than before? Edward J. Blum takes a fresh look at this question, focusing on the vital role that religion played in reunifying northern, and southern whites into a racially segregated society. He tells the fascinating story of how northern Protestantism, once the catalyst for racial egalitarianism, promoted the image of a "white republic" that conflated whiteness, godliness, and nationalism. Blum explores a wide array of venues and media to document how figures from-Harriet Beecher Stowe to Frederick Douglass either supported or tried to resist the retreat from Reconstruction. Magazines, personal diaries, sermons, hymns, travelogues, Supreme Court opinions, and political caricatures illustrate religious ideologies at play in virtually every aspects of the larger culture. The myth of the white republic helped mend the North-South rift while lending moral purpose to the government's imperialist ambitions, and by 1900 the United States felt divinely sanctioned in subjugating peoples of color at home and abroad. A blend of history and social science, Reforging the White Republic offers a surprising perspective on the forces of religion as well as nationalism and imperialism at a critical point in American history.


The Changing Role Of The British Protestant Missionaries In China 1945 1952

Author by : Oi Ki Ling
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Description : This book focuses on the British Protestant missionaries in China in the period from 1945 to 1952. It captures the complexity and contradictions between the missionaries' own perception of their role and Chinese reality. It also examines the missionaries' perception of the nature of Communism and their evaluation of the future prospects under Communist rule. This study offers a stimulating reflection on the missionaries' strategies for propagating the Christian faith, their priorities, and theological as well as cultural assumptions with regard to mission and politics, mission and culture, and mission-church relations during the transition from Guomindang to Communist rule. In general terms, it provides an insight into the idealism and frustrations of missionaries as they wrestled with the changing political context in China.


Hearing Many Voices

Author by : Dale T. Irvin
Languange : en
Publisher by : University Press of America
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Description : The ecumenical movement is by definition a complex, multifaceted project that encompasses a diverse agenda and resists any singular definition. By examining the various aspects of ecumenical history, this book charts the search for diversity and dialogue in world Christianity. Contents: A DIALOGICAL AFFAIR. Ecumenical Unity, Ecumenical Diversity; Understanding Dialogue; The Multiplicity of Meaning; Focus on the WCC. COMMUNITY AND DIVERSITY IN FAITH AND ORDER. Intending to Stay Together; Faith and Order, and the Quest for Visible Unity; The Solidarity of 'Reconciled Diversity;' ECUMENICAL PRAXIS IN A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. The Search for Ecumenical Coherence; The Search for Coherence through Reconstruction of Christendom; Toward a Praxis of Solidarity; RENEWING MISSION. Missions and Ecumenics; Missions, Christendom, and the Non-European Other; Defining the Boundaries of Christendom; Re-Marking the Boundaries of Christian Mission; CONTINUING THE DIALOGUE. Multiple Trajectories within the World Council; Multiple Trajectories beyond the World Council; Ecumenical Memories and the Ecumenical Future.


The Futility Of Law And Development

Author by : Jedidiah Joseph Kroncke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This text uses the Sino-American relationship to trace the decline of American legal cosmopolitanism from the Revolutionary era until today.


Framing China

Author by : Ariane Knüsel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Framing China sheds new light on Western relations with and perceptions of China in the first half of the twentieth century. In this ground-breaking book, Ariane Knüsel examines how China was portrayed in political debates and the media in Britain, the USA and Switzerland between 1900 and 1950. By focusing on the political, economic, cultural and social context that led to the construction of the particular images of China in each country, the author demonstrates that national interests, anxieties and issues influenced the way China was framed and resulted in different portrayals of China in each country. The author’s meticulous analysis of a vast amount of newspaper and magazine articles, commentaries, editorials, cartoons and newsreels that have previously not been studied before also focuses on the transnational circulation of images of China. While previous publications have dealt with the occurrence of the Yellow Peril and Red Menace in particular countries, Framing China reveals that these images were interpreted differently in every nation because they both reflected and contributed to the discursive construction of nationhood in each country and were influenced by domestic issues, cultural values, pre-existing stereotypes, pressure groups and geopolitical aspirations.


Missionary Primitivism And Chinese Modernity

Author by : David Woodbridge
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : In Missionary Primitivism and Chinese Modernity, David Woodbridge examines the activities of Brethren missionaries in twentieth-century China. Ranging from the coastal treaty ports to the inland frontiers, the book presents a fascinating encounter between primitivist missionaries and a modernising China.


American Goddess At The Rape Of Nanking

Author by : Hua-ling Hu
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Publisher by : SIU Press
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Description : "Hua-ling Hu presents here the amazing untold story of the American missionary Minnie Vautrin, whose unswerving defiance of the Japanese protected ten thousand Chinese women and children and made her a legend among the Chinese people she served."--Jacket.


Civil Religion Human Rights And International Relations

Author by : Helle Porsdam
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : This ground breaking book discusses whether human rights can be forged into a common set of transcendent principles against which actions of every nation can be judged and whether such a common understanding, or civil religion, could one day become a vehicle for global peace. Eminent international scholars of history, political science, international relations, human rights and civil religion argue both sides of this debate. In Part One, the theoretical issues relating to why human rights have come about and whether they should be fought for are discussed. Part Two focuses on the reality of actions brought about by human rights ideas with illuminating case studies showing that human rights ideas and practice are generated from both the bottom up and top down by individual actors and institutions. The unique book will be of great interest to scholars in the field of history, human rights, international relations and political science in general.