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Reference guide to Christian missionary societies in China : from the sixteenth to the twentieth century
AuthorTiedemann, R. G.
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History 利瑪竇中西文化歷史研究所
Pub. LocationArmonk, NYPublisherM.E. Sharpe
Date2009Phys. Desc.xviii, 338 p. : map ; 29 cm.
LocationDirector's OfficeCall NumberBV2010.T54 2009
Reference guide to Christian missionary societies in China : from the sixteenth to the twentieth century / R.G. Tiedemann.
"An East Gate book."
"Copyright 2009 by Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History"--colophon.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Pub. Description: This comprehensive guide will facilitate scholarly research concerning the history of Christianity in China as well as the wider Sino-Western cultural encounter. It will assist scholars in their search for material on the anthropological, educational, medical, scientific, social, political, and religious dimensions of the missionary presence in China prior to 1950.
The guide contains nearly five hundred entries identifying both Roman Catholic and Protestant missionary sending agencies and related religious congregations. Each entry includes the organization's name in English, followed by its Chinese name, country of origin, and denominational affiliation. Special attention has been paid to identifying the many small, lesser-known groups that arrived in China during the early decades of the twentieth century. In addition, a special category of the as yet little-studied indigenous communities of Chinese women has also been included. Multiple indexes enhance the guide's accessibility.

Acknowledgments – Introduction - Abbreviations & Acronyms
Part I: Roman Catholic: Religious Communities of Men
Part II: Roman Catholic: Religious Communities of Women
Part III: Roman Catholic: Chinese Religious Communities of Women (Associations of Diocesan Right)
Part IV: Protestant: Foreign Missionary Societies
Part V: Protestant: Chinese Missionary Societies
Appendixes
A. Russian Orthodox Mission
B. Roman Catholic Support Organizations
C. Protestant Auxiliary Organizations
Select Bibliography
Indexes: Missionary Societies - Fields in China – Nationalities - Personal Names – Subjects.
Illustrations and Tables: Map 1. Franciscan Missions in China. - Table 1. Vicariates and Prefectures Apostolic in China in the care of the Order of Friars Minor (1940s).

Subject(s)Missions--China--Societies, etc
Missionaries--China--History
Missions--China--History
Missionary sending agencies--China--History--Guidebooks
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #10604
ISBN9780765618085 ; 0765618087LCCN2007028839OCLC156975191