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Missions in Chinese History

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0002
Missions in Chinese History

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This chapter considers some of the legacy of Western awareness of China prior to 1807. It summarizes the political and cultural developments as they affected Protestant missions and describes the lives and cultural influences of missionaries to China. It also discusses the role of Protestant missions in Chinese history and the uncoordinated proliferation of missionary groups in China called the anarchy of Protestant evangelism.

Keywords: China; Protestant missions; cultural influences; missionaries; Protestant evangelism; cultural developments; political developments

Chapter.  6819 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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