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Earthen vessels and transcendent power : American Presbyterians in China, 1837-1952
AuthorBrown, G. Thompson (George Thompson), 1921-
Pub. LocationMaryknoll, NYPublisherOrbis Books
Date1997Phys. Desc.xxiii, 428 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBV3415.2.B76 1997
Earthen vessels and transcendent power : American Presbyterians in China, 1837-1952 / G. Thompson Brown.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-413) and indexes.

Contents note: I. The Nineteenth Century: Dynasty, Foreign Devils and the Kingdom of God. II. The Twentieth Century: Warlords, Nationalism and the Emerging Church.
Keywords: Missionary enterprise, the Middle Kingdom in 1837, early missions, coming of the Protestants, first encounters 1837-1856, Singapore, First Opium War, Treaty of Nanking (Nanjing), Xiamen, Ningbo, Canton (Guangzhou), Shanghai, Bible translation, treaty ports and the Long-Haired Rebels, 1856-1866; Arrow War, missionaries and the colonial system, San Poh, Presbyteries, Shandong Mission, Taiping Rebellion, Taipings and Christian missions; Heart of the Empire, 1867-1893, anti-foreign movements, rapid expansion of the missions, policies and practices, Central China Mission, North China Mission, Shandong Mission, South China Mission, Hainan Island Mission; along the Grand Canal, 1867-1893, Hangzhou, Suzhou, North Jiangsu, Lingwu, United Presbyterian Church, Missionary Conference of 1890; Advocates of Reform, 1894-1899, Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), scramble for concessions, reform movement, the Boxer Year 1900, Righteous and Harmonious Fists, Weixian, Siege days at Peking (Beijing), Martyrs of Boading, Boxer Protocols; Hunan Mission, Nanjing Theological Seminary, United Synod, Goforth/Ting Revivals, Chinese renaissance, Isle of Palms, Church of Christ in China, National Christian Council, missionary medicine, John G. Kerr Refuge for the Insane, Hackett Medical School for Women, Ming Sum School for the Blind, Chefoo School for the Deaf, Shandong Christian University School of Medicine, Love and Mercy Hospital, Huaiyin, Christian school system, Station Academies, China Colleges, Hangzhou Christian College, University of Nanjing, Ginling (Jinling) College for Women, Yenching (Yanjing) University, Northern Expedition, anti-Christian movement.
Appendix: Prebyterian Mission Hospitals in China -- Presbyterian Mission Schools -- Presbyterian Missionaries, 1837-1953.

Subject(s)Presbyterian Church--Missions--China--History--19th century
Missions, American--China--History--19th century
China--Church history--19th century
China--Church history--20th century
Presbyterian Church--Missions--China--History--20th century
Missions, American--China--History--20th century
SeriesAmerican Society of Missiology series ; no. 25
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #10008