Borrowed Gods

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780520241718
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931084 | DOI:
Borrowed Gods

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This chapter focuses on the Great Missionary Exhibition of 1909 in England titled “Africa and the East”. The exhibition was a huge undertaking which served to populate and furnish China in the British imagination. The British missionaries created educational displays of Chinese culture, public space and spirituality, and helped the good folk of England to picture Chinese bodies. This chapter also discusses the perception of Chinese religion in England.

Keywords: Great Missionary Exhibition; China; British missionaries; Chinese culture; public space; spirituality; Chinese religion

Chapter.  8026 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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