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China's Christian colleges : cross-cultural connections, 1900-1950 / edited by Daniel H. Bays and Ellen Widmer.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009.
Format:
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • xxii, 405 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Note:
Papers originally presented at a conference held Sept. 2003 at Wesleyan University.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-393) and index.
Contents:
  • The SVM and transformation of the Protestant mission to China / Terrill E. Lautz
  • American geometries and the architecture of Christian campuses in China / Jeffrey W. Cody
  • Science, religion, and the classics in Christian higher education to 1920 / Ryan Dunch
  • The seven sisters and China, 1900-1950 / Ellen Widmer
  • Liberal arts education in English and campus culture at St. John's University / Edward Yihua Xu
  • The professionalization of Chinese domesticity : Ava B. Milam and home economics at Yenching University / Helen Schneider
  • Anglo-American law at Soochow University / Alison W. Conner
  • From Lingnan to Pomona : Charles K. Edmunds and his Chinese American career / Dong Wang
  • National salvation : teaching civic duty in China's Christian colleges / Susan Rigdon
  • Same bed, different dreams : the American postwar plan for China's Christian colleges, 1943-1946 / Jiafeng Liu
  • China's Christian colleges and the founding of the Harvard-Yenching Institute / Paul Daniel Waite and Peichi Tung Waite
  • A Japanese American enterprise : Umeko Tsuda's Bryn Mawr network and the founding of Tsuda College / Yuko Takahashi
  • Cyrus Hamlin in Turkey / Ted Widmer.
Publisher's Summary:
"China's Christian Colleges" explores the cross-cultural dynamics that existed on the campuses of the Protestant Christian colleges in China during the first half of the twentieth century. Focusing on two-way cultural influences rather than on missionary efforts or Christianization, these campuses, most of which were American-supported and had a distinctly American flavor, were laboratories or incubators of mutual cultural interaction that has been very rare in modern Chinese history. In this Sino-foreign cultural territory, the collaborative educational endeavor between Westerners and Chinese created a highly unusual degree of cultural hybridity in some Americans and Chinese. The thirteen essays of the book provide concrete examples of why even today, more than a half-century after the colleges were taken over by the state, long-lasting cultural results of life in the colleges remain.
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Contributor:
Bays, Daniel H.
Widmer, Ellen.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780804759489
0804759480
9780804759496
0804759499

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