China's Christian colleges : cross-cultural connections, 1900-1950
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009.
- Physical description
- xxii, 405 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
LC432 .C6 C47 2009
- Unknown LC432 .C6 C47 2009
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -393) and index.
- 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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- Publication date
- edited by Daniel H. Bays and Ellen Widmer.
- Papers originally presented at a conference held Sept. 2003 at Wesleyan University.